At the heart of every crime scene are two basic questions for the Crime Scene Officer: how do you find the evidence and how do you properly document it once you find it?
Cell phones can and do store data or information that the user may not be aware of. It should come as no surprise that this can provide a tremendous amount of potential probative information (evidence) to investigators.
An equipment survey of existing instrumentation in the laboratory is a valuable tool that will be referenced countless times by the project team during the planning and design of a renovation project or new forensic facility.
One of the most important fixtures in any laboratory, including a well-outfitted forensic lab, is the chemical fume hood. Regardless of the specific type selected, there are a few design parameters and basic operational principles that should be used across the board.
Using Lean Six Sigma workflow analyses can increase laboratory efficiencies, helping to eliminate DNA backlogs.
Advanced TOF-MS technology enables fast, sensitive, and reliable detection of drugs of abuse in urine.
A modern look at the buzzes and clicks on the Watergate tape reveals new information on the perpetrators of the tape erasure and their motives.
By Douglas Page
If anyone bothered to look, crime-solving clues can often be found in fungi.
By Chris Asplen
On December 14, 2010, the British government announced that by March 2012, the FSS would be closed down. It is a monumental event in the forensic science community.
In the past year, we have had an increased interest from our readers in the question of ethics in forensics. The question I would raise in answer to this growing concern for the quality of forensic work is: has there been a fundamental change in the way that forensic laboratories are functioning?