Registry Keys track each mounted volume and assigned drive letter used by the NTFS file system. Information concerning any external devices that had previously been attached to the system will be recorded in certain Registry Keys.
New methods are emerging which allow investigators to analyze crime scene DNA in order to accurately describe key physical traits of the source of the genetic material.
How can an analyst translate uncertain DNA data into understandable testimony for a non-expert jury?
Green. Welcoming. Collaborative. Open. Educational. Bright. Sexy. Current economic factors for construction along with smart and fresh design have brought these adjectives into reach for every forensic facility.
Clearly defining your workflow and specifying your system requirements will ensure you get the Automated Fingerprint Identification System your agency needs.
Washington, D.C., has put all its forensic tools in one basket—the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory—to create faster, more efficient service to the District.
One of the best techniques I know of to stay on track is to use a crime scene checklist.
According to the results of a study, it’s a commonplace assumption that leaders with a "controlling and target-driven approach" are essential in tough economic times. However, the report found that leaders need to do quite the opposite.
All new employees, students, faculty, and staff should receive a specially designed indoctrination to your safety program.
As time goes on, more products and techniques are sure to come our way. Stay current with advances in the field, and then follow through. Try out the materials and techniques before you get to the scene. Figure out what works best for you and your department, and put those items in your crime scene kit.
If you notice even one, you should take action. If you don't act, you will soon notice another one, and then another, and eventually all four.
Police departments in seven Indian states have solved more than 500 crimes with a biometric system that links fingerprint and palmprint collection at crime scenes with district databases in real-time, providing almost instantaneous biometric matching and identification results.
Your department should have a safety committee. The committee should meet regularly to discuss safety, health, and environmental problems and to seek solutions to them.
Even in today’s brave new world of ultra-sophisticated, high-tech imaging, a significant number of forensic images are still shot in visible light, and that’s why the latest optical filters as well as some tried-and-true classics can be extremely useful in enhancing forensic images and adding to their evidentiary value.