Some of the most challenging scenes to process involve suspected arson. Such scenes call for the special expertise of an arson investigator.
This issue we are going to discuss the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hazard diamond, sometimes referred to as the fire diamond, and how to decipher the information it contains.
Anyone who’s been reading our Forensic News Daily electronic newsletter can tell you that we’re facing constant changes in forensics. With each issue of Forensic Magazine we try to address some of these issues bringing you insight into the changes coming your way.
By Chris Asplen
Every now and then it seems that there are markers in the historical timeline of our continuing efforts to drive the utilization of DNA technology toward its ultimate capacity to solve and ultimately prevent crime.
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.
By Bob Beall
Clearly defining your workflow and specifying your system requirements will ensure you get the Automated Fingerprint Identification System your agency needs.