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Dear PoliceOne Member,

Today's PoliceOne Investigations Newsletter looks at how those can't-look-away forensic TV shows, though fun to watch, can actually misrepresent what police do in the mind of the average citizen and consequently affect court cases. I've written a quick reminder prodding you to do background checks on your witnesses to determine their credibility, and finally, PoliceOne member Scott Martini offers advice for taking a better crime scene photo.

PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Investigations Myths
If only investigations were 'As Seen On TV'
By Dale Peet and Steve Serrao
If the average citizen thinks the high-tech gadgetry they see TV cops using really exists, they're going to wonder why police are taking so long to solve their case. Expectations and serious consequences
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Legal Brief
Evaluate witnesses with a background check
By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Do backgrounds on your witnesses to determine their varying levels of credibility. Some innocently misunderstand what they see. Others deceive
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Tactical Tip
Perfect color and light balance for crime scene photos
By Scott Martini, PoliceOne Member
As evidence techs we all know how important it is to take pictures that not only show the crime scene, but show it truly. Spyderchecker and Spydercube can help you monitor colors and white balance. Carry it in your crime scene kit
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