CRIME SCENE NEWS
App Guides Personnel in Safe Handling of Drones

September 21, 2021 — According to the Department of Homeland Security, nearly every day U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents come across drones that may have been used to facilitate the movement of illicit drugs or people across the southern border. While those drones are usually smuggling narcotics, they can also be used to carry other threats.

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BJS Releases Reports on Hate Crime

September 21, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics recently issued reports that present statistics on hate crime victimization and hate crime recorded by law enforcement.

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Company Gets DHS Funding to Develop Explosives, Drugs Detection Tech

September 21, 2021 — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded $999,406 to South Dakota-based small business Synthetik Applied Technologies, LLC to develop a targeted surface interrogation technology that quickly detects trace residues of explosives and illicit drugs on carry-on baggage, laptops and other items.

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Webinar: Footwear Evidence Conclusions

September 21, 2021 — A webinar on September 30, hosted by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, will focus on "Footwear Evidence Conclusions: A Discussion of Standards, Recommendations, and Structure".

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New Generation of Evidence Screening Tools

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August 17, 2021
— With thousands of items of evidence being submitted to forensic laboratories every day, no wonder evidence backlogs remain one of the biggest concerns facing crime lab directors across the United States. Now, in a bid to produce a system capable of tackling the growing piles of evidence submissions, one firm has developed a new semi-automated forensic triage system for the rapid screening, mark-up, photographic capture, and examination of evidence as it arrives in the lab.

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Stronghold Faraday Equipment Stops Mobile Evidence from Wiping

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August 17, 2021
— Smartphone data can provide key evidence in most crimes today. Almost everyone has a smartphone, and every smartphone has data that will help investigators catch a criminal, from pictures to video location data to private messages between them and their co-conspirators.

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New Books

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals. www.crcpress.com

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