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.
In their book, "First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently," Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman present the findings of interviews with over 80,000 successful managers. People don’t change that much, the authors note. Don’t waste time trying to put in what was left out. Try to draw out what was left in. That is hard enough.
When patrol officers and/or first responders arrive at the scene, they should look for dust footprints by taking a flashlight and rolling it along the floor. If they simply shine it into the room from a standing position, they’re likely to miss the prints. When they find prints, they should mark them with plastic or disposable tent markers.
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.
Neutralizing assaults and waiting before responding can help deflect the problems of "working for a boss like that."
As crime scene officers we have the responsibility of protecting the crime scene and its integrity, here are some products you can use to help protect your crime scene.
We recommend the establishment of a chemical management system. The system begins with the assumption of responsibility. Management needs to have written policies for the safe use and disposal of chemical and biological materials.