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With bath salts being a new product with no exact chemical composition, toxicology companies have struggled to produce a detection technique. As many bath salts are made up of a large drug concoction, with current tests only detecting an individual drug a

What are the difficulties in detecting bath salts, their effects and how do we test for them?

December 17, 2014 | by Dr. Joanne Darragh | Randox Toxicology | Articles | Comments

With bath salts being a new product with no exact chemical composition, toxicology companies have struggled to produce a detection technique. As many bath salts are made up of a large drug concoction, with current tests only detecting an individual drug and not a variety of drugs, this also decreases the possibility of detection.

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Forensic Scene Investigation and Reconstructionist Solution using fast, precise time-of-flight based laser scanning. The Topcon GLS 2000 Scanner has been introduced into the cutting edge technology of forensic mapping systems available at CSI Mapping. Top

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December 17, 2014 2:47 pm | by CSI Mapping | CSI Mapping | Product Releases | Comments

Forensic Scene Investigation and Reconstructionist Solution using fast, precise time-of-flight based laser scanning. The Topcon GLS 2000 Scanner has been introduced into the cutting edge technology of forensic mapping systems available at CSI Mapping. Topcon’s Precise Scan Technology and Dual Camera meet the demands of documenting crime and crash scenes in complex infrastructure. 

The kit features a cordless, rechargeable flashlight with eight interchangeable LED heads, each with an internal dome lens that ensures optimum light uniformity. It is perfect for crime-scene investigation, gathering of potential evidence, and it's especi

Multi-Lite LED Forensic Inspection Kit

December 17, 2014 2:42 pm | by Spectronics Corporation | Spectronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The kit features a cordless, rechargeable flashlight with eight interchangeable LED heads, each with an internal dome lens that ensures optimum light uniformity. It is perfect for crime-scene investigation, gathering of potential evidence, and it's especially effective for forensic photography.

New Regional Forensic Center Opens in Tennessee County

December 17, 2014 12:52 pm | by Gerald Witt, Knoxville News Sentinel | News | Comments

Knox County’s old forensic center was built for 200 autopsies a year, but performs 800. A new, larger autopsy facility unveiled Tuesday is expected to offer more space for storage and work.                 

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Registration is now open to attend a NIST symposium on one of the biggest   challenges facing the advancement of forensic science and biometric technology –   the development of large research datasets.

NIST Symposium on Biometric and Forensic Technology

December 17, 2014 12:45 pm | by NIST | News | Comments

Registration is now open to attend a NIST symposium on one of the biggest challenges facing the advancement of forensic science and biometric technology — the development of large research datasets.           

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The MacroVIEW DM enables improved standardization and documentation during pathology procedures. Capture and automatically organize images of whole bodies, large organ systems, and small areas of interest. Add visual or audio annotations to images and rec

MacroVIEW DM

December 17, 2014 8:29 am | Milestone | Product Releases | Comments

The MacroVIEW DM enables improved standardization and documentation during pathology procedures. Capture and automatically organize images of whole bodies, large organ systems, and small areas of interest. Add visual or audio annotations to images and record video to create a more descriptive record of the case. 

Stimulants use such as cocaine and amphetamine is associated with a nearly two-fold greater likelihood of suicidal behavior among people who inject drugs, say researchers. Drug addiction had already been identified as a major risk factor for suicide, and

Cocaine, Amphetamine Users More Likely to Take Their Own Lives

December 16, 2014 3:03 pm | by University of Montréal | News | Comments

Stimulants use such as cocaine and amphetamine is associated with a nearly two-fold greater likelihood of suicidal behavior among people who inject drugs, say researchers. Drug addiction had already been identified as a major risk factor for suicide, and it is in fact the cause of 10 percent of deaths among drug users. 

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W Va State Police Crime Lab Meeting New, Stricter Standards

December 16, 2014 2:44 pm | by Erin Beck, West Virginia Gazette | News | Comments

The West Virginia State Police crime lab is complying with stricter standards to maintain its accreditation with an international crime lab accrediting board, officials announced at a press conference.             

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Austrian forensic experts will need at least two months to determine whether they can identify the victims of an apparent massacre of 43 Mexicans, they said on Tuesday, but said the chances were slim because of damaged samples.

Austrian Experts Need Months to Identify Murdered Mexican Students

December 16, 2014 2:33 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

Austrian forensic experts will need at least two months to determine whether they can identify the victims of an apparent massacre of 43 Mexicans, they said on Tuesday, but said the chances were slim because of damaged samples.       

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As a manager you should help to make sure that you know each employee's career goals. These goals should be things the employee really wants, not just something that sounded good at that moment. You should also help the employee make sure his goals are hi

Four Steps to Establishing Realistic Career Goals

December 16, 2014 2:16 pm | Articles | Comments

As a manager you should help to make sure that you know each employee's career goals. These goals should be things the employee really wants, not just something that sounded good at that moment. You should also help the employee make sure his goals are high enough.

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Bacterial communities living on an individual's pubic hairs could be used as a microbial 'signature' to trace their involvement in sexual assault cases, according to a study published in the open access journal Investigative Genetics.

Microbial 'Signature' Left During Sex Crimes

December 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by BioMed Central | News | Comments

Bacterial communities living on an individual's pubic hairs could be used as a microbial "signature" to trace their involvement in sexual assault cases. Hairs are one of the most common types of trace evidence collected during forensic investigations, but the majority of those recovered from crime scenes lack their roots and contain insufficient amounts of human genetic material to carry out DNA profiling of suspects.

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SketchCop FACETTE Face Design System Software is arguably the first facial composite software capable of yielding the same quality product offered by that of a police sketch artist. It is designed to help produce a consistent end-product to assist in the

Face Design System Software

December 16, 2014 8:21 am | by SketchCop Solutions | SketchCop Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

SketchCop FACETTE Face Design System Software is arguably the first facial composite software capable of yielding the same quality product offered by that of a police sketch artist. It is designed to help produce a consistent end-product to assist in the reduction of investigative cycle times.

If Emily Beilby Kaye has a legacy, it is this: Rubber gloves. Thanks to her, investigators started wearing them regularly while handling evidence at crime scenes.

The Murder that Inspired a Forensic Innovation

December 15, 2014 3:41 pm | by Mara Bovsun, Daily News | News | Comments

If Emily Beilby Kaye has a legacy, it is this: Rubber gloves. Thanks to her, investigators started wearing them regularly while handling evidence at crime scenes.                         

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Police say a suspect was caught by a whisker when DNA from his beard hair led to his arrest.

Beard DNA Leads to Burglary Arrest

December 15, 2014 3:26 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say a suspect was caught by a whisker when DNA from his beard hair led to his arrest.                                             

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South Dakota's state crime lab has dramatically trimmed turnaround times for DNA and other forensic testing.

SD Crime Lab Speeds Turnaround Times for DNA

December 15, 2014 3:15 pm | by John Hult, Argus Leader | News | Comments

South Dakota's state crime lab has dramatically trimmed turnaround times for DNA and other forensic testing.                                         

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Grim Sleeper Defense Says DNA Points to Another Suspect

December 15, 2014 2:57 pm | by Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times | News | Comments

Since Los Angeles police first announced that they had made an arrest in the hunt for the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, the case involving the slayings of more than 10 women has centered around DNA. But now Lonnie Franklin's attorneys allege that genetic material from another man was found on items collected at the crime scenes of three of the victims linked to their client.

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