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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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.