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Talk Forensics - Warrants

April 21, 2014 | Videos | Comments

In the first part of our Digital Evidence Series, we’ll be discussing Warrants as they apply to cell phones, computers, and other types of digital evidence. These types of evidence require a different set of procedures from those you are familiar with.

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In the Public Eye: Why Testing the Rape Kit Backlog Works

June 24, 2015 4:12 pm | by Forensic Magazine Videos Comments

Dwayne Wilson was sentenced to life last week in Ohio after his DNA matched rape kit evidence relating to assaults on four women in Cleveland in the 1990s. Wilson, who the judge called “the worst of the worst,” was about to be released from prison when evidence from a 20-year-old rape kit kept the serial pedophile behind bars.

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In the Public Eye: What's Wrong With DC's $220M Crime Lab?

June 23, 2015 10:26 am | by Forensic Magazine Videos Comments

The D.C. Consolidated Forensic Laboratory, with its shiny solar-shading panels and green roof, was a model of sustainability and efficiency when it opened with LEED Platinum certification in 2012. But only five months later, cracks in its green-glass façade had quickly appeared. 

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In the Public Eye: Kathy Reichs is More Than Just 'Bones'

June 18, 2015 2:38 pm | by Forensic Magazine Videos Comments

Producer of "Bones" Kathy Reichs has had great success writing a series of novels about forensic science that has been turned into one of the most successful crime procedural dramas on television today. In this episode, learn more about the scientists turned author, and why Kathy Reichs is more than just "Bones." 

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In the Public Eye: James Patterson’s “Private Down Under”

June 16, 2015 11:51 am | by Forensic Magazine Videos Comments

In this episode, learn more about the newest mobile x-ray technology that is already on crime scenes around the country, and what futuristic technology Sci-fi authors like James Patterson are already writing about. 

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A Closer Look: The Consolidated Forensic Laboratory

June 2, 2015 9:42 am Videos Comments

The $220 million facility has a 20,000-gallon cistern to collect greywater, and panes on the façade that aren’t solar panels like most people think, but are connected to a small weather station on the roof.

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The trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turned technical recently, with testimony about the digital trail left by the Tsarnaev brothers. Mark Pollitt speaks with WBUR Radio Boston answering questions about the trial and what digital

Piecing Together Digital Evidence in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

March 16, 2015 10:28 am | by WBUR Radio Boston Podcasts Comments

The trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turned technical recently, with testimony about the digital trail left by the Tsarnaev brothers. Mark Pollitt speaks with WBUR Radio Boston answering questions about the trial and what digital forensics can and can't do.

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On Friday, the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection was held at Stanford university.

White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

February 13, 2015 4:28 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor Videos Comments

On Friday, the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection was held at Stanford university.

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 During her TEDxVictoria talk, Social psychologist Elizabeth Brimacombe explains how social influence can change eyewitness testimony - and how it can affect anyone.

Social Influence of Eyewitness Testimony

January 30, 2015 8:17 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor Videos Comments

During her TEDxVictoria talk, Social psychologist Elizabeth Brimacombe explains how social influence can change eyewitness testimony — and how it can affect anyone.                         

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Save Time and Money in Mobile Forensics Certification Training with Online, On-Demand Courses

January 28, 2015 7:00 am Webinars

In this short webinar, Cellebrite global forensic training director Buddy Tidwell will offer an overview of the Cellebrite Learning Center portal, in particular its Web-Based Training (WBT) course enrollment and learning interfaces.

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Bruce Schneier Talks to Edward Snowden about Encryption

January 27, 2015 11:30 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor Videos Comments

Bruce Schneier recently talked with Edward Snowden, who spoke using video chat from 4,500 miles away in Moscow, before an audience at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences about encryption.             

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This video from the 1960s shows the U.S. Army/CIA shows the importance of good pictures in forensic evidence. Does it have relevance to today?

1960s US Army CSI Shows Importance of Good Photography for Forensic Evidence

January 12, 2015 12:56 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor Videos Comments

This video from the 1960s shows the U.S. Army/CIA shows the importance of good pictures in forensic evidence. Does it have relevance to today?                               

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Implication of ISO17025 Calibration on Comparison Microscopes

December 11, 2014 4:56 am Webinars

As Crime Laboratories have migrated to an ISO17025 accreditation status, there has been increased confusion regarding the calibration standards and requirements for microscope systems. This is especially true for comparison microscopes used in Firearm and Toolmark examinations.This webinar will discuss: the requirement levels and components used in calibration. the source of tools and process for calibration. the comparison microscope as it relates to ISO 17025 standards.

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Moving Beyond Buccal Samples with the DNAscan™ Rapid DNA Analysis™ System

December 9, 2014 4:19 am Webinars

The DNAscan™ Rapid DNA Analysis™ System was developed to enable crime laboratories and law enforcement agencies to process DNA samples in under 90 minutes, thereby helping to accelerate the criminal investigation process. DNAscan System is fast, rugged, and easy-to-use and was initially designed and optimized to process single source, reference buccal swabs. Further development at NetBio is supporting expanded capabilities for the system.

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NIST Fellow and DNA expert John Butler describes his work in DNA forensic science, how NIST standards enable accurate DNA measurements to be made, how NIST methods helped ID victims of 9/11, how he got interested in forensics, and how NIST's role in DNA f

DNA Expert John Butler of NIST Unscripted

November 12, 2014 12:08 pm | by NIST Videos Comments

NIST Fellow and DNA expert John Butler describes his work in DNA forensic science, how NIST standards enable accurate DNA measurements to be made, how NIST methods helped ID victims of 9/11, how he got interested in forensics, and how NIST's role in DNA forensics is making a difference.

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Massively Parallel Sequencing and STR Typing: Basics and Forensic Applications

November 12, 2014 1:22 am Webinars

Massively parallel sequencing (MPS), which has been described as next generation sequencing, has advanced substantially and offers the forensic scientific community novel and enhanced approaches to DNA typing. While capillary electrophoresis-based technologies have been the standard method for human identity typing applications, there are limitations in this methodology’s resolution, scalability, and throughput. MPS has the potential to address these limitations and expand investigative capabilities and typing success. Because of it, high throughput MPS provides the ability to multiplex multiple types of forensically relevant genetic markers and sequence multiple samples per analysis. Additionally, MPS data may improve interpretation of mixtures.

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