Only Online: March-April 2014

The Evidence Technology Magazine Digital Edition was first introduced in 2008 as a portable, shareable digital "replica" of our print magazine. Over the years, the Digital Edition has evolved into much more. You will regularly find exclusive and interactive content—content you can't find anywhere else in the print magazine or on our website. For example, in this issue:

Avoiding Image Distortion—A simple tip to help you get better close-up images of evidence. Be sure to take a look at the animated image!

Identifying Prescription Drugs at the Crime Scene (a feature article sponsored by our partners)—As the illicit use of prescription medication continues at an extremely high rate, Raman spectroscopy gives officers a way to identify pills and powders on the street.

Rapid DNA Video—Watch the presentation given at the press event for the Bensalem Township Police Department's Rapid DNA program.

Body-Worn Evidence Video—Watch an example of what is recorded with body-worn video cameras in an incident involving use of force.

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Digital-Image Management at Mass Gravesites

SKELETONIZED REMAINS that were carefully unearthed from the desert sands of Iraq tell their own story: the bones of an adult, still dressed in a woman’s apparel, lie supine. The skull is perforated by a bullet hole. Tucked in the space between the ribs and the left humerus is a much smaller skeleton, bones in the skull un-fused, and the fully clothed body partially swaddled in a blanket.