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Backpacks, Not the Bombs Inside, Key to Finding DNA

December 13, 2011 5:40 am | Comments

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.

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A Culture of Science within NIJ

October 26, 2011 8:00 am | Comments

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.

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New Forensic Fingerprinting Approach Retrieves Elusive Prints

August 3, 2011 9:13 am | Comments

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.

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Advanced Post Exploitation with Rootkits

July 6, 2011 8:04 am | Comments

This is a post-exploitation demonstration with a walk-through of exploiting a Windows machine, getting a copy of the Web server's home page, and then modifying it with an iframe that points to an exploit server.

Cadaver Dog Searches on USMC Cemetery in Tarawa

June 1, 2011 2:20 am | Comments

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.

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Bullet-Resistant Wool Softens the Blow

April 11, 2011 4:29 am | Comments

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.

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Digital Mapping in Police Work

March 18, 2011 4:47 am | Comments

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.

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Fingerprint Dusting

January 31, 2011 7:31 am | Comments

How to dust for fingerprints with a Magna brush and Magnetic powder.

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Chemistry Researchers Create Tool to Visualize Bloodstains

November 23, 2010 2:07 pm | Comments

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.

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Encase: Locating the MFT from the Volume Boot

November 17, 2010 10:13 am | Comments

Here's how to locate the MFT and MFT Mirror from the Volume Boot, using EnCase.

3 Weeks Left in the 2010 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge

October 5, 2010 11:55 am | Comments

As we start the month of October, we grow closer to the November 2nd, 2010 Challenge submission deadline. The 2010 DC3 Challenge already has over 30 teams with partial and full submissions. With over 11 prizes available this year, make sure to get your submissions in.

Forensic Medical Center Opens at UMB

September 24, 2010 2:06 pm | Comments

The Maryland Forensic Medical Center, which officially opened last week, became the latest addition to the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore. The $44 million, state-of-forensic-science facility, under the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, is one of the nation's largest stand-alone medical examiner services.

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UAB Fights Cybercrime Nationwide

September 22, 2010 8:59 am | Comments

Operation Swordphish partners the University of Alabama at Birmingham cybercrime laboratory with the Alabama Department of Public Safety and Alabama District Attorneys Association with the goal of prosecuting state and local cybercrimes.

Copy Machines, a Security Risk?

September 22, 2010 8:51 am | Comments

Armen Keteyian reports on the vast amount of data on photocopier hard drives which store images of every document scanned, copied, or emailed by the machine.

Computational and Mathematical Techniques for Authenticating Digital Media

September 1, 2010 10:49 am | Comments

In this NIST Colloquium Series presentation, Dr. Hany Farid discusses the impact that camera manipulation and alteration have caused, focusing on digital tampering and manipulation, techniques for authenticating digital media, and mathematical and computational forensic techniques.

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