By Douglas Page
There's good news and bad news: lower processing costs and diminishing film availability have driven forensic science toward digital photography.
A new generation of portable lasers speeds trace evidence recovery at crime scenes.
Digital technology is putting crime labs on the fast track by making infrared and ultraviolet photography easier, quicker, and less expensive then ever before.
Avian Flu. West Nile Virus. Mad Cow Disease. SARS. Anthrax. Thoughts of these deadly pandemics are enough to keep anyone up at night, but for scientists at the Southern Nevada Public Health Lab (SNPHL), they come with the job.
As a crime scene officer, your first task is to secure and protect the scene. But when you’re faced with adverse weather conditions, barrier tape alone won’t be enough.
Since exhaust hoods are one of the major expense items for most laboratories, we decided to provide you with information on some of the newer designs offering performanceand energy conservation.
By Ken Mohr
A needs assessment provides a data-driven understanding of factors that must be considered to determine, at the beginning, the appropriate and cost effective direction for your new forensic facility.
All software tools and hardware devices must undergo some sort of performance verification/validation testing in the examiner’s laboratory PRIOR to using them for forensic analysis.
Today we have an entire category of crime that did not exist prior to recent technological developments. Collectively referred to as “Cybercrime,” it includes the use of computers, digital devices, digital media, and the Internet for illegal purposes.