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New Forensics Lab for Afghanistan

March 10, 2014 12:28 pm | by Terry Turner, DVIDS | Comments

With the help of ISAF, Afghanistan now has a new forensics lab to help solve crimes.                                               


Ditto Forensic FieldStation Overview

February 10, 2014 10:01 am | by James Wiebe | Comments

The CRU Ditto Forensic FieldStation combines special-purpose computing hardware, capable of fast analysis, and carefully selected duplication of attached hard drive data. It has all of the classic characteristics required for forensic investigations and IT personnel.

Stealing Money from ATMs with Malware

January 7, 2014 4:03 pm | by Help Net Security | Comments

This talk from the 30th Chaos Communication Congress will discuss a case in which criminals compromised and robbed an ATM by infecting it with specially crafted malware. The successful compromise of an ATM can easily result in the loss of several hundred thousand dollars.


ACME Unit Focuses Forensic Science on IEDs

January 6, 2014 10:22 am | by Terry Turner, DVIDS | Comments

The Afghanistan Captured Material Exploitation Unit uses cutting edge technology to link bomb-making materials to bomb-makers.                                   


Marine Unit Demos Crime Lab Capabilities

October 28, 2013 8:29 am | by Sgt. Austin Hazard, DVIDS | Comments

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.


Crime Scenes Scotland - Forensics Squad Episode 1

October 17, 2013 11:47 am | by BBC | Comments

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.


Unboxing Digital Forensics Equipment with Google Glass

September 10, 2013 12:08 pm | by UNH Cyber Forensics | Comments

University of New Haven Cyber Forensics decided to unbox some expensive digital forensics equipment and record it with Google Glass and a Geo Pro. Everyone has watched unboxing videos - but we have never seen someone unbox digital forensics equipment! Enjoy the write-blockers, forensic duplicators/wipers and the beast F.R.E.D.

Battlefield Forensics Day 3 with Col. Mahaney

July 29, 2013 3:09 pm | by Senior Airman Nicole Munoz, DVIDS | Comments

U.S. Air Force Col. Samuel Mahaney, Commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, participates in Day 3 of the Battlefield Forensics course at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 25, 2013. Manahey spends "Dirty Thursdays" getting out to units within the wing and doing their everyday jobs or training with them in order to better know and experience their missions and their capabilities.


Battlefield Forensics Day 2 at March ARB

July 29, 2013 10:31 am | by Senior Airman Nicole Munoz, DVIDS | Comments

Mark Fields, Forensic Technician and senior instructor with Six 3 Systems, explains day two of a four-day Battlefield Forensics course at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 24, 2013. Seven instructors who are part of a mobile training team came to teach Airmen, Sailors and a Marine to collect and process biometric evidence in a realistic scenario.


March ARB Battlefield Forensics Course

July 24, 2013 10:56 am | by Senior Airman Nicole Munoz, DVIDS | Comments

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. 


Develop Wet Fingerprints

June 20, 2013 5:41 am | Comments

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.


ANSF Members Receive Forensic Training

June 17, 2013 9:42 am | by Spc. Candace Foster | Comments

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.


Find Evidence Using Fluorescent Light

June 14, 2013 5:09 am | Comments

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.


Learning Forensic Science in Afghanistan

June 11, 2013 3:53 pm | Comments

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.


Unleashing Forensic DNA through Computer Intelligence

June 11, 2013 9:23 am | by M. W. Perlin | Comments

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.



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