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Evidence Collection

The Police Evidence Collection topic lets investigators and cops know what’s new in fingerprint technology, legal matters, administrative challenges and more. No law enforcement officer’s case will ever hold up in court without an excellent assembly of evidence, whether that be a bloody knife or a dusty footprint.
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Common problems with using CDs/DVDs to store digital evidence

Common problems with using CDs/DVDs to store digital evidence

Evidence related and technical problems often occur when using CDs/DVDs - Full Story

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Witnesses: Semi-automatic gunfire dominated biker shootout

Witnesses: Semi-automatic gunfire dominated biker shootout

Six witnesses interviewed by the AP describe a melee that began with a few pistol shots but was dominated by semi-automatic gunfire - Full Story

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FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science

Advancing technologies have put such techniques under more scrutiny, including from judges, and highlighted the limits of once-established practices - Full Story

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State lacks evidence, frees man after 30 years on death row

State lacks evidence, frees man after 30 years on death row

Prosecutors on Wednesday moved to drop the case after new ballistics tests contradicted those done three decades ago - Full Story

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3 key considerations for creating your agency’s retention policy

Law enforcement officials must balance the legitimate interest of openness and transparency with protecting privacy rights of both citizens and officers - Full Story

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Camera system provides panoramic view for police the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Camera system provides panoramic view for police

Multiple-camera video system provides a 270-degree view around the vehicle - Full Story

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Hundreds of DNA matches as Houston clears rape kit backlog

Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles - Full Story

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Cellphone forensics play key role in gathering intelligence the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Cellphone forensics play key role in gathering intelligence

Cellphone forensics can help agencies examine contraband cellphones to find potential evidence - Full Story

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Cutting-edge vacuum technology locates hard-to-find DNA the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Cutting-edge vacuum technology locates hard-to-find DNA

The technology has obtained admissible results in cases where traditional methods have come up empty - Full Story



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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief