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July 26, 2011
Investigating a circumstantial criminal case Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

Investigating a circumstantial criminal case

Circumstantial cases are often too quickly stigmatized as being too difficult to prove in court, but there are some ways in which you can build a very strong circumstantial case - Full Story
July 26, 2011
A new process for old fingerprints Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

A new process for old fingerprints

Research produces a technique for developing aged latent fingerprints from non-porous surfaces - Full Story
July 26, 2011
Two cases illustrate how NamUs can aid investigators NamUs Staff
National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
- Finding the Missing

Two cases illustrate how NamUs can aid investigators

NamUs.gov exceeds a combined 15,000 missing and unidentified persons cases — user number surpasses 10,000 - Full Story
July 19, 2011
Show me the money: JetScan iFX i100 Currency Scanner Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Show me the money: JetScan iFX i100 Currency Scanner

Currency scanner counts money, records serial numbers, and eliminates the need for photocopying - Full Story
June 07, 2011
Predicting criminal behavior: DHS takes a page from 'Minority Report' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Predicting criminal behavior: DHS takes a page from 'Minority Report'

The Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) Project uses high-tech sensors to detect indicators of potential criminal activity - Full Story
May 25, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Terrorism as a criminal enterprise Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

10 years after 9/11: Terrorism as a criminal enterprise

The connection between criminal activity — whether one might consider it ‘organized’ or not — and terrorist organizations has history that continues to this very day - Full Story
May 19, 2011
Mat-transfer latent fingerprints Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Mat-transfer latent fingerprints

New technique reveals prints in seconds, nondestructively and in daylight - Full Story
March 17, 2011
Shedding light on bloodstains? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Shedding light on bloodstains?

New technology now envisioned by university researchers may one day enable investigators to locate blood without the use of Luminol - Full Story
March 17, 2011
Considerations for investigations concerning the elderly victim Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

Considerations for investigations concerning the elderly victim

Officers and detectives can leverage resources designated for the elderly within local, state and federal government - Full Story
March 11, 2011
8 pre-attack indicators of terrorist activity Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

8 pre-attack indicators of terrorist activity

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is a very useful exercise to remind ourselves about some of the most basic — and most visible — signs which can help police officers thwart a plot - Full Story



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