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New Smartphone App Interprets Gang Graffiti

Gang graffiti is much more than just vandalism; it can provide hints as to what gangs are operating in the area, whether rivalries are likely to lead to violence and even what previous criminal activities have taken place. Now, a new smartphone app developed by the Department of Homeland Security is helping law enforcement officers interpret these cryptic signs.

Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

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A Special Breed

To prevent scandals, this difficult position must be carefully managed and supported.

Posted Friday, December 27, 2013

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Processing Prints for Patrol

You don’t need to be a forensic specialist to make fingerprints work for you.

Posted Friday, December 27, 2013

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A Fix for the Weakest Links

These days, robust software exists to aide your agency in the processing and maintenance of evidence—so that it won’t come back to bite you in court.

Posted Friday, December 27, 2013

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Drug Awareness & Officer Safety

Increasingly officers encounter people under the influence--take a few moments to understand what you're dealing with.

Posted Thursday, October 3, 2013

DNA: The Fingerprint of the 21st Century?

The Maryland DNA Collection Act allows LEOs to take DNA samples from a person who’s arrested, but not yet convicted, for violent crimes or burglary.

Posted Thursday, July 25, 2013

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This Year’s Model

Pictures still may be worth a thousand words, but when they involve showing details of a crash scene in a courtroom, jurors may not always get the full picture of how a crash occurred and who was at fault.

Posted Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Phone as Evidence

Mobile forensics trends.

Posted Monday, May 20, 2013

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On the Spot Detection

Understanding the value—and limitations—of presumptive testing.

Posted Monday, May 20, 2013


 

 

 

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