What options exist to better store items that not only provide more storage but also provide an economy of space? Depending on what is being stored there are a number of products to help facilitate that need.
Integrated RFID solutions can provide all the software and hardware needed to develop and keep an electronic chain-of-custody from the crime scene through the courtroom.
Is electronic document control as important as some say it is? For one ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory it has become a necessity to deal with the continual increase of document volume.
In today’s world of increasing case loads and corresponding data, an inter-departmental and even inter-unit database can make investigations easier and more efficient.
Cloud computing raises some unique law enforcement concerns regarding the location of potential digital evidence, its preservation, and its subsequent forensic analysis.
The examination of a computer’s hard drive without an additional warrant may become problematic.
One of the most basic—and most important—tasks a crime scene officer has is locating, collecting, packaging, and marking evidence found at a crime scene. In this article, I’ll address the marking of evidence collected.
Digital Evidence, like any other type of evidence, requires identification, collection, a chain of custody, examination/analysis, and finally authentication in court during presentation to the trier of fact.
No matter what you’re presented with, it’s up to you to capture all of the evidence you find and maintain its integrity. Let’s take a look at the best way to package the evidence you find at crime scenes.
The introduction of DNA technology into the forensic laboratory in the mid-1980s enabled laboratories to process a larger array of sample types and utilize more sophisticated tools to help answer difficult questions inherent in forensic casework.Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) methods were supplemented by hybridization-based technologies such as the DQA1/Polymarker kits, which became the first commercially available DNA typing kits for forensic use.
The county of Sacramento District Attorney's laboratory of Forensic Services automates the chain of custody procedures.
We now continue with suggested practices to attain compliance with select essential standards and criteria. Emphasis is placed upon the Computer Forensics sub-discipline. All criteria cited are derived from the 2003 ASCLD/LAB Legacy Manual.
An environmental monitroing system installed in the NJ State Police Forensic Science Technology Center tracks the controls needed to maintain samples in the DNA unit.
Following "trail of evidence" will highlight some specific steps related to security, contamination, and safety that should be clarified during the programming stage.