ETM INSIGHTS
Three Days of Digital Forensics Learning at PFIC
Written by KRISTI MAYO   
Tuesday, 20 July 2021

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.

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Announcing ISHI 32: Attend In-Person or Virtually!
Written by KRISTI MAYO   
Sunday, 11 April 2021

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.

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UW-Platteville Criminal Justice Program Recognized as Top in Country
Written by KRISTI MAYO   
Wednesday, 28 October 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's reputation as a leader in distance education has been recognized again, as Online School Report noted the criminal justice program as one of the Best Online Master's Degrees in Criminal Justice in the country.

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New Trends in Today's World of Evidence Management
Written by KRISTI MAYO   
Wednesday, 23 September 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES maintain an extensive inventory of crime scene evidence. The proper tagging, labeling, and marking of evidence provides a chain of custody to support the claim of evidence presented in court is the same evidence that was collected at a crime scene. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can facilitate, standardize, and automate inventory for law enforcement evidence management.

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Indispensable Crime Scene Tools: Latent Print Powders and Brushes
Written by KRISTI MAYO   
Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Commonly known as “dusting,” the act of applying fingerprint powder to a surface with a natural hair or fiber brush allows the powder to be lightly spread over a surface to make the print visible. With so many different color and material configurations, it is important to understand the features and benefits of each type of fingerprint powder.

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Laser-Focused Projectile Tracking
Written by KRISTI MAYO   
Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Determining bullet trajectory is one of the more common requirements of a crime scene, and a quality trajectory reconstruction kit is an essential tool for ensuring accurate results. The EVI-PAQ® Laser Trajectory Kit is the only kit on the market that boasts co-aligned components that give true line of flight of projectiles encountered at crime scenes.

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Interview with an Expert

One of the more specialized areas of crime-scene investigation has to do with searching for evidence of arson. To get some background in this area, we spoke with an individual who has had more than 46 years in fire service, 24 of which have focused specifically on fire/arson investigation.

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