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Gunshot Wound Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department

In this article, the types of evidence that may be collected from the individual while they are receiving medical care will be discussed.

The Bigger Picture: A Helicopter Crash Investigation with Drones

A helicopter went down in an isolated, mountainous area. The decision was made to use UAVs or drones to get the bigger picture.

Death of a 16th Century Samurai

In this case study, fluorescent lifters were used to recover and visualize blood stains that are believed to be anywhere from 100 to possibly 500 years old.

12 Administrative Guidelines for Crime Scene Searches

An administrator or investigator in the field can use these 12 guidelines to effectively direct and document both the simplest and the most complicated searches.

Testimony as Teaching: Visual Aids

A visual aid used in conjunction with testimony can serve as a teaching tool to enhance the expert witness's explanations and descriptions.

Understanding Next Generation Sequencing in Forensic Science

In this Q&A, the authors of the book "Next Generation Sequencing in Forensic Science: A Primer" offer their insights into the application of NGS in the forensic laboratory, now and in the future.

Three Days of Digital Forensics Learning at PFIC

Learning the tips and tricks of the digital forensic investigative field can be a full-time job. So there is no better opportunity than to take advantage of excellent training options with industry experts all in one location. That is where the PFIC event comes in to help.

Announcing ISHI 32: Attend In-Person or Virtually!

The 32nd International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI 32) will be held this September at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Long-time conference attendees might remember that Coronado Springs Resort played host to ISHI 10 in the way back year of 1999.

Woman Identified Through Genetic Genealogy After Almost 55 Years

January 20, 2021—A young woman’s identity was brought to light this week, almost 55 years after she was found drowned in Pecos, Texas motel swimming pool. The case came together through DNA technology, genetic genealogy, community support, and teamwork.


Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.