CRIME SCENE NEWS
UAVs and Their Detection

The recent growth in the number of UAVs - from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions - has been truly exponential. From a security perspective, it’s a phenomenon that presents both opportunities and threats. Whether it’s a port or a train station, a stadium or a border, UAVs can provide an instant 360-degree aerial view of any facility that needs to be protected. At the same time, however, they can be used to subvert traditional security safeguards.

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Video Released to Help Police Combat ‘Lone Wolf’ Extremists

In response to the Charleston church massacre, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has produced a training video that examines the threat of “lone wolf” domestic terrorists – the fourth video in its effort to help law enforcement officers protect communities from violent extremists.

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OSAC Recruiting Applicants for New Crime Scene Subcommittee

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is currently recruiting applicants for a new subcommittee, the Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee.

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Innovative Work in a Murder Case Recognized with Award

When detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail responded to a crime scene with the bodies of two adults and two children buried in shallow graves in Victorville, Calif. in November 2013, they were about to solve a missing persons case that had captivated the sheriff’s department – and national attention – for more than three years. By employing a variety of novel investigative techniques, the sheriff’s department was not only able to identify the victims, but also apprehend a suspect.

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Desktop Trace Detector for Enhanced Security Screening

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Cutting-Edge Mass Spectrometer Provides Lower Operational False Alarm Rate

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Video: Let's Talk Video Storage

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Let's talk body cam storage and costs... on the cloud and on your server.

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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. www.crcpress.com

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