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Dell Mobile Digital Forensics

By Joe H. Trickey III

Police departments are forced to collect more and more digital information during the course of a criminal investigation. Today, digital forensics encompasses almost every aspect of criminal offenses including terrorism, homicides, kidnapping, fraud and drug-related crimes. This digital information needs to be managed and processed quickly to uncover relevant evidence over the course of the investigation - and that need is growing exponentially.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2012)
 

2011 Forensic Hit List

By Jennifer Gavigan

Forensinc technology continues to evolve. Here’s a look at some of the latest offerings.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2011)
 

University of Central Oklahoma unveils forensic science building

By Neal Lorenzi

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), in Edmond, Okla., recently opened a Forensic Science Institute (FSI) building directly across the street from an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Forensic Science Center that opened in 2008—creating a crime fighting, CSI-like complex for state law enforcement investigators and students. The new $12 million building features a 165-seat auditorium, four classrooms, a conference room and an evidence processing and collection training facility.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2010)
 

Forensic Triage: New tools help find digital evidence more quickly

By Steve Salinas

When you hear the word triage, what do you think of? The typical person may imagine wartime images of medics checking soldier’s wounds on the battlefield to determine priority. For those of us in the computer forensics field, the image is quite different, although the objective is remarkably similar.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2010)
 

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(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2010)
 

San Antonio Police Department deploys 3-D laser scanner to enhance Homeland Security and CSI capabilities

By PSIT Staff

Declaring that the department’s Leica 3-D laser scanning system “will revolutionize the way we conduct operations and investigations,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus described it as “the future of information collection and preservation.”

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Jul/Aug 2010)
 

Pyramidal Technologies launches ALIAS in Latin America

By PSIT Staff

Led by President and CEO Mike Barrett, the automated forensic ballistics pioneer Pyramidal Technologies Ltd. announced the availability of the ALIAS Advanced Ballistics Analysis System in Mexico and throughout Latin America.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT May/Jun 2010)
 

To the dot: gunshot location system pinpoints shots fired

By Tim Burke

In police work, there is no greater reward than saving lives. If you could dispatch officers to a shooting scene within seconds, as opposed to minutes, and be able to direct the first responders to an exact location, how many lives could you save?

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2009)
 

DNA testing for digital evidence

By Len Gangi

Evidence turned over to the prosecuting authorities for examination ultimately may not be useful without establishing the authenticity and chain of custody of the evidence, according to Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: A Guide for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors, U.S.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2009)
 

FIDEX: Improving forensic data exchange in the 21st century

By Robin Jones

Reducing forensic crime laboratory backlogs is a problem with a number of root causes and, as such, offers no easy solution.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Jul/Aug 2009)
 
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