This video illustrates how to use fluorescent fingerprint powder and how to use alternative light sources to locate evidence. With a fluorescent light you can find bone fragments, urine, semen, altered documents, fibers, and fingerprints.
B-roll of a forensic evidence based training course attended by members of the Afghan National...
DNA is powerful, yet everywhere it is in chains. Biological evidence from explosives, murder...
This video demonstrates the process of facial reconstruction completed by Museum Specialist Gay...
Afghans learn the basics of forensic science. A class teaches a group of Afghans some forensic basics. Soundbites include Jon Hanning - Chief Instructor and Asifi Amrullah - Defense Attorney. Video by Staff Sgt. Brian Economides and Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Gamble.
This video illustrates the proper technique for casting a foot impression. Creating an impression allows you to look at its unique characteristics and compare it to a known sample, such as a shoe. Unique characteristics include gum, wear patterns, etc.
Megan Winfrey spent six years behind bars before she was acquitted of murder. Now, she is hoping to help solve the mystery of who brutally killed school janitor Murray Burr in 2004. In February, Texas’ highest criminal court acquitted Winfrey, ruling that the dog scent evidence prosecutors used against her was insufficient.
In a CSI age, we take forensic science for granted. New York did not have a medical examiner or forensic toxicologist until 1918, whose eventual arrival changed the landscape of crime investigation forever.
Gary Kessler explores the acceptability of digital evidence in court as regards the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Afghans are being taught how to gather forensic data at a site in Parwan. The Criminal Techniques Academy was set up last year by a US Task Force. Hundreds of students are taking lessons on how to collect fingerprint, DNA and ballistic evidence.
Investigators can use sophisticated technology to analyze complicated crime scenes with multiple victims.
Catching terrorists who detonate bombs may be easier by testing the containers that hide the bombs rather than the actual explosives, according to pioneering research led by Michigan State University.
NIJ Director John H. Laub discusses the creation of a culture of science within the National Institute of Justice, including the value of embracing transparency and a critical perspective.
Forensics experts can't always retrieve fingerprints from objects, but a new coating process developed by Penn State professors may change that. The process reveals hard-to-develop fingerprints on nonporous surfaces without altering the chemistry of the print.
History Flight's clandestine grave detection team runs Buster, the world's most scientifically tested cadaver dog, on a lost U.S. Marine cemetery #27 that they found with ground penetrating radar in 2008.
Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia are developing wool-Kevlar blends for ballistic materials, in a bid to create lighter, cheaper, and more effective bullet-resistant vests that work in both dry and wet conditions.
Geospatial technology allows law enforcement officials to identify crime hot spots in the communities they serve, so they can dedicate the necessary resources to these areas, thus maximizing efficiency.
How to dust for fingerprints with a Magna brush and Magnetic powder.
Chemists at the University of South Carolina have developed a camera that can capture blood stains that the human eye can’t see using multimode imaging in the thermal infrared.