Future Outlook of Next Generation Sequencing in Forensic Science

Next Generation Sequencing is being applied to criminal cases, mass disasters, and missing persons forensic casework. But what does the future look like for NGS, and what challenges does it face for further implementation in forensic laboratories?

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Mass Spec, First Responders, and a National Drug Epidemic

Recent advancements in chemical detection technology, specifically the miniaturization of mass spectrometry into handheld devices, now puts first-line responders into a better-equipped position to manage these hazards and work in the community while minimizing risk to their own lives.

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Case Study: One Impressive Projectile

This case study looks at a self-sustained gunshot wound with two entrance wounds and two exit wounds.

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Drones for Law Enforcement and Evidence Collection

How drones are being used by law enforcement and investigators to gather information and document evidence from above or even ground level.

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Secure Disposal of Electronic Devices

It is incumbent upon the property and evidence department to dispose of smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, and other portable electronic devices in a secure manner that protects the owner's privacy as well as the reputation of the agency.

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Shooting Incident Documentation with 3D Laser Scanners

As the number of shooting incidents continues to rise in the United States, proper documentation of these scenes becomes more imperative. Using 3D laser scanning, investigators can create the foundation for visual storytelling.

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Tool Kit

Check out the latest products and services for use at the crime scene, laboratory, and beyond.

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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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