ON THE COVER: Reorganizing and purging a property-ane-evidence room will only take an agency so far. Eventually, the intake of evidence may outgrow an existing space. In this article, several agencies share their strategies for moving to a new storage facility. See full article here.

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Author Q&A: Christopher D. Duncan

A brief Q&A with Christopher D. Duncan, author of Advanced Crime Scene Photography (2nd Edition).

Editorial: A Glance Over the Shoulder

As this issue of the magazine drops onto your desk, it probably finds you settling comfortably into 2015… but for a moment I thought it would be worthwhile to glance back over our shoulders at 2014.

Maximizing Crime Lab Results

Today’s modern crime laboratory is capable of obtaining unprecedented analytical results. The combination of highly trained forensic scientists and sophisticated instrumentation specifically designed for forensic purposes is an unbeatable combination. Gone are the days when instrumentation designed for some other purpose (e.g. industrial applications) had to be modified for forensic analyses.

Leveraging the Next Generation Identification System

How law enforcement agencies can best utilize NGI services and capabilities throughout the criminal life cycle


Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.