I can’t say enough about avoiding cross contamination. Put on gloves, use gloves, change gloves. Do that every time you touch a piece of evidence.
For the CSO, a good checklist will help keep you on track. While you’ll have to spend some time up front creating the checklist, it will save you time in the long run.
Security Identifiers (SIDs) are unique alphanumeric character strings of variable length that are assigned during the log-on-process to each user on a stand-alone system or to each user, group, and computer on a domain-controlled network.
Utility systems that support forensic science need to hit the mark and be, as Goldilocks said, just right. Skip the energy conserving features and you’ll spend more on utility bills indefinitely.
In this column the Safety Guys offer a few basic tips on safe use of compressed gas cylinders and preventing accidents and close calls.
Law enforcement groups are staying ahead of criminals’ ability to conceal information with the use of new data extraction tools.
Using metaphors to explain concepts and data enhances the scientific testimony’s impact, meaning, and memory-value.
Gunshot acoustics hold plenty of investigative promise, but analysis can be difficult even for experts.
Global DNA databasing trends are driving the need for cross-border data exchange, international loci-standardization, and efficient new technologies positioned to take DNA databases to a whole new level.
On July 30th of this year, the constitutional question of arrestee DNA testing came a lot closer to getting resolved. It appears that King may well be the case upon which the Court determines whether law enforcement can take a biological sample from an individual arrested for, but not yet convicted of a crime.
In a recent symposium, the American Chemical Society (ACS) highlighted the role of the Innocence Project in “challenging improper use of DNA testing and other elements of forensic science” helping to free nearly 300 wrongfully convicted prisoners.
Equanimity is a term that is rarely heard in relation to management but can be very helpful in dealing with the stress and coflict that is often inherent in the job.
JHA is like occupational detective work. You must solve the mystery of what can go wrong, how could it happen, what would be the result if it did, how likely is it to occur and how can we prevent it from happening.
The Peter Principle holds that “in a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence."