Tool Kit

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This article appears in the November-December 2021 issue of Evidence Technology Magazine.
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An Entire Digital Forensic Product Family

In high-pressure forensic investigations, skyrocketing data volumes and devastating cyber-attacks have driven demand for forensic tools that significantly reduce collection, processing, and review timeframes to get key case-evidence in front of investigators much faster. Additionally, the growth of remote working has increased the need for secure, cloud-data source collection, as well as remote collection from any endpoint, anywhere, while ensuring data integrity and protecting chain of custody. The Exterro FTK® Product Portfolio introduces version 7.5.1. This release will bring substantially enhanced stability, automation, and reliability across the board, together with a faster collection and processing engine.

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Free White Paper: Building an Interview Recording Room

The CEO of MaestroVision, Claude Turcotte, has applied his audio/video and broadcasting expertise to create an insightful and unbiased guide to help agencies find the right interview recording system. The free white paper includes topics such as how to select your equipment and what features to look for in recording software. It also answers questions such as: What security features are a must for protecting recordings? What minimum capabilities should be required when submitting a bid for an interview room? How do you detail the room to ensure optimal sound and video quality? The download is free.

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Class 1 Ductless Carbon Filtered Workstation

The MicroFlow III is a Class 1 ductless carbon-filtered workstation equipped with particle pre-filter and activated-carbon filtration ideal for fumes, odors, and non-hazardous chemical vapors. Dimensions are 24-in. wide x 20.75-in. high x 24-in. deep. The workstation is completely self-contained with an integral re­cessed work surface to contain spills. A convenient clear viewing sash surrounds the work area for user protection. The sash can be conformed for use with a microscope and is easily removable. A variable-speed fan control allows for high-speed, 100 fpm airflow through the sash opening, or medium and low flow for sensitive operations.

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Firearms and Tool Marks Comparison Microscope

The LCF3 from Leeds Forensic Systems is a firearms and tool marks comparison microscope built with Olympus optics offering performance, ergonomic comfort, and versatility. Features include a 16:1 zoom ratio and built-in aperture diaphragms, providing examiners with 14 matched magnification positions to choose from. An optical bridge produces an erect, un-reversed image with a large 22mm field of view. It also includes the Leeds Universal Holder; unified power and light control touchpad; sliding rear-mounted accessory post; optional Leeds fluorescent hooded light with quad lamp; and ISO 17025:2017 Calibration. U.S. Government Agencies may now purchase Leeds forensic products directly through GSA Schedule Contract #GS-07F-097CA.

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Photo Evidence Scales

ALPS Photo-Evidence Scales, used by crime scene and evidence photographers worldwide for more than 40 years, are made with durable hardwood silk-screened with bold black numbers over a solid yellow background. Photo-Evidence Scales provide a perfect, readable size-relationship reference for any photo or video. Scales come three to a set with horizontal numbers running in different directions on two scales and vertical up to six feet on the other two. Shipped in a reusable storage tube, the three-scale sets are $29.95 each.

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Digital-Image Management at Mass Gravesites

SKELETONIZED REMAINS that were carefully unearthed from the desert sands of Iraq tell their own story: the bones of an adult, still dressed in a woman’s apparel, lie supine. The skull is perforated by a bullet hole. Tucked in the space between the ribs and the left humerus is a much smaller skeleton, bones in the skull un-fused, and the fully clothed body partially swaddled in a blanket.