ON THE COVER: This advanced technology can help law enforcement agencies track evidence items before and after they arrive at the forensic laboratory. See full article here.

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Editorial: Welcome to the 2015 Evidence Resource Guide

In this final issue of 2014, we bring you our 8th annual Evidence Resource Guide. Here, you will find a comprehensive listing of companies offering products and services for crime scene investigation, forensic science, and evidence management.

Tool Kit: Crime Scene Vehicles

 Four vehicles that will help you take everything you need to the crime scene.

You Get One Shot

There are no Mulligans in crime scene photography.

Recent Evidentiary Decisions of the United States Supreme Court

In the September-October 2014 issue of Evidence Technology Magazine, Christa M. Miller posed the question: “Can you use electronic warrants to search mobile devices?” The article noted that some states have permitted local law enforcement to request and obtain search warrants electronically, and referenced a recent Supreme Court case that may have “accelerated the trend towards [electronic] warrants”. Given that the Supreme Court has issued several recent decisions regarding the collection and admissibility of evidence in criminal cases, the authors thought a short recap was in order.


New Books

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals.