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December 15, 2015
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
September 18, 2015
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
September 03, 2015
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
July 06, 2015
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
June 06, 2015
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
May 12, 2015

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
April 04, 2015
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
March 14, 2015

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
February 24, 2015

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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