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.
U.S. Air Force Col. Samuel Mahaney, Commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, participates in Day 3 of...
Mark Fields, Forensic Technician and senior instructor with Six 3 Systems, explains day two of a...
In this video, NIJ subject matter experts describe how they solve real world crime problems using science and innovation and describe the impact their work is having on criminal justice.
Forensic knowledge and technology provide the objectivity needed for a strong criminal justice chain in a secure democratic society, says Andro Vos of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI): forensics don't judge you on your skin color, religion or sexual orientation.
With the help of ISAF, Afghanistan now has a new forensics lab to help solve crimes.
The Afghanistan Captured Material Exploitation Unit uses cutting edge technology to link bomb-making materials to bomb-makers.
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) law enforcement detachment demonstrate the capabilities of their military working dogs and forensic equipment at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., October 22, 2013. This will be the first time any MEU has deployed with a full crime lab and the first time an East Coast MEU has deployed with law enforcement military working dogs.
A three-part series highlighting advanced forensic techniques used by the Scottish Police Authority. The series focuses on high-profile Scottish murder cases. In episode one, forensic scientists Carol Weston and Pauline McSorley revisit two murders that shocked Scotland, one of which would ultimately uncover a serial killer.
Marvin Whitfield, a Department of the Army contractor with Six 3 Systems, explains day one of a four-day Battlefield Forensics course at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 23, 2013. Seven instructors who are part of a mobile training team came to teach 36 Airmen, Sailors and a Marine to collect and process biometric evidence. Only two percent of the entire U.S. military has ever received this one-of-a-kind training.
Using a small particle reagent allows you to develop fingerprints from a wet surface. You can then use tape to lift the prints without allowing them to dry. This procedure can be useful for collecting evidence found under water or for processing crime scenes in the rain.
B-roll of a forensic evidence based training course attended by members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Afghan Uniform Police, the Provincial Recon Company for Paktika Province, and the National Directorate of Security.
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.
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.
DNA is powerful, yet everywhere it is in chains. Biological evidence from explosives, murder weapons and rape kits that could identify true culprits is routinely collected and analyzed, but often never used. This investigative failure, and evidential defeat, occurs because the unassisted human mind cannot cope with the complexities of challenging DNA evidence.
This video demonstrates the process of facial reconstruction completed by Museum Specialist Gay Malin. The video provides a step-by-step description of how artists go about rebuilding the features of a long-dead person, based only on the shape of their skull.
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.