CRIME SCENE NEWS
Archived Webinar Available: Fingerprint Fundamentals

At your leisure, learn about factors and issues associated with latent print detection and collection, development, and comparison techniques. A latent print is potentially visible after development with a powder or chemical. The goal of this webinar is to help attorneys understand the latent print process from the crime scene to the courtroom.

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Workshop on Documenting Scenes

If you have crime scene investigation experience and input on agency instrument assessments and implementation, this on-demand, recorded workshop is for you: "Technical Advances in the Visual Documentation of Crime Scenes" will provide attendees with the theory and foundational knowledge with the most prominent instruments being marketed: the PanoScan, the 3D Leica Scanner, and SceneVision.

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Study Evaluates Forensic Photo Scales

Through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NIJ has made available a final technical report, Dimensional Review of Scales for Forensic Photography.

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Biometric Technology to Transform Crime-Solving

FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system improvements that became operational in May 2013 include a threefold increase in latent fingerprint search accuracy and create the first nationwide palm print identification system thanks to biometric technology developed by Morpho (Safran) and supplied by its U.S. subsidiary, MorphoTrak.

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Webinar Series on Night Vision and Thermal Imaging

On July 17, the first in a series of three webinars debuted. "Thermal vs. Night Vision," sponsored by American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN), aimed to give potential customers insight into night vision and thermal imaging technologies, the advantages, disadvantages, and applications.

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Online Course: Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation

The NFSTC is now offering a new online course, "Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation," that provides expanded skills and knowledge for investigators, students interested in pursuing forensic science, corrections agencies, death investigators, tribal agencies and anyone interested in more advanced evidence collection techniques.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.

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