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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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Big data, big results: How cops are combating crime with the cloud

Big data, big results: How cops are combating crime with the cloud

Increasingly, police agencies are looking to software solutions that employ enhanced pattern analysis not only to help recognize crime patterns, but solve crimes - Full Story

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Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics Patrick Patten - Tactical Woodland Operations

Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics

Given the right conditions, you can use tracking to find or eliminate areas where a suspect may be hiding - Full Story

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Not 'just the facts': How cops can effectively communicate with domestic violence victims David Cropp - Domestic Violence Prevention & Investigation

Not 'just the facts': How cops can effectively communicate with domestic violence victims

We must understand coping skills of victims and facilitate effective communication the best we can - Full Story

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Handling Shoe Impression Evidence

Handling Shoe Impression Evidence

Shoe impressions found at a crime scene are crucial evidence and must be preserved in general photographs as found (undisturbed) - Full Story

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Blacklisted: Stolen phone databases help cops, businesses combat the illegal aftermarket

Blacklisted: Stolen phone databases help cops, businesses combat the illegal aftermarket

Databases documenting cell phone theft have resulted in an integrated data-sharing network that is damaging the illegal aftermarket - Full Story

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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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