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Evidence Processing System Assists with CALEA Accreditation at Parker PD

-Sponsored Content- The town of Parker, Colorado, located approximately 30 minutes southeast of Denver, has much in common with its city neighbor—in particular, the close proximity to the mountains and the active, outdoor-oriented activities that accompany them. It’s part of the reason why Money Magazine listed Parker as one of the “Best Places to Live in the United States” and it’s also why the population has swelled significantly over the past 20 years.

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P&E Headlines - September 2015

Here are a few headlines about property and evidence rooms from across the country.

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Creating a New Forensic Crime Scene Survey Camera

A new final technical report, the result of an NIJ-funded project, details the concept of a "stand-off, multi-spectral camera combined with a compact strobed and gated illuminator" for surveying crime scenes.

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NIST Helps Bring Contactless Fingerprint Technology to Market

Quickly moving through security checkpoints by showing your hand to a scanner seems straight out of science fiction, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working with industry to bring fast, touchless fingerprint readers out of the lab and into the marketplace.

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Determining the Age of Fingerprints

Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists something they’ve long wished for: A way to date fingerprints.

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Watch Live: Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence Symposium - Aug. 25-26, 2015

You can now register to watch portions of the Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium online. Join us August 25-26 to learn about the latest developments and challenges to analyzing impression, pattern and trace evidence.

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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.

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