Although not a legal document per se, reports do end up in court. Therefore, they need to be consistent in their format and grammatically correct. A poorly written report can have adverse effects regarding the testimony of the examiner and shed doubt upon the subsequent results of the examinations.
This second installment of the Forensic Laboratory 2030 series will focus the microscope of prognostication on laboratory investigations and the activities surrounding them.
Welcome to the fourth annual Forensic Buyer’s Guide: the first Buyer’s Guide brought to you as a standalone issue, making it more convenient to keep as a resource all year long.
With the new year around the bend, we’ve decided to take a more specific look at what the future may hold with Mike Mount and Steve Hackman’s article on the future of facility design, “Forensic Laboratory 2030: Scientific Environment”.
In this column, I’ll discuss how to customize a basic checklist to make it work for specific types of scenes.
Good rules of thumb for chemical handling and storage in the lab
Combating cybercrime is the purview of the digital forensics laboratory—a relative newcomer on the forensic scene. What are the requirements for designing laboratory spaces that best support this ever changing section?
The most prevalent software applications in use today are probably Web browsers. Although browsers are complex software applications, they have common functionality regarding their main components.
What will constitute a modern forensic laboratory in 2030? From its physical manifestation to its legal and scientific mandates, the vision for the ideal forensic laboratory in 2030 will likely be dramatically different from the model of today.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of DNA Analysis on Property Crimes and Identifying a New Model for OutsourcingDecember 20, 2012 6:44 am | by Dr. Cecelia CrouseJulie SikorskyAmy Jeanguenat Teresa Vreeland Amelia Looper | Comments
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Biology Unit (PBSO FBU) has taken a proactive approach to DNA testing the voluminous amount of property crime evidence submitted by Palm Beach County law enforcement agencies.
Investigative methods when collecting evidence from social media vary substantially from traditional digital forensic techniques creating new legal and procedural challenges.
Phylogenetic analysis—sometimes given the misnomer “HIV fingerprinting”—has been used repeatedly in world courts to try cases of deliberate HIV transmission.
Poor team performance and productivity is like leaving money on the table.
The “CSI Effect” has made juries everywhere expect a higher level of professionalism. We have to step up to the plate and perform to the best of our abilities. Here are three simple products that can increase your professionalism and are available to you at little or no cost.
Develop a program for dating stored chemicals and for recertifying or discarding them after predetermined maximum periods of storage.