Forensics

  • 3 Questions About Mobile Device Evidence

    If you’re experiencing delays in getting mobile evidence returned to you, it’s time to think about ways to make forensic exams easier on the examiners. Help them understand exactly what you need and why you need it.

    Article • March 4th, 2014

  • Shots Fired, But Where?

    Don’t rely on 9-1-1 or your own ears to direct you to gunfire. There's a better way.

    Article • March 3rd, 2014

  • Investigating Teen Dating Violence? Don’t Ignore the Cell Phone

    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

    Article • February 4th, 2014

  • Resolution: Increase Mobile Evidence Knowledge

    The good news: improving your understanding of the evidence, and how to get it, can improve the job you do now and into the future. Here are three reasons to learn the language of mobile device evidence, and three ways to learn it.

    Article • January 7th, 2014

  • Mobile Devices and Cold Cases

    Can mobile device evidence be valuable in cold cases?

    Article • December 3rd, 2013

  • Mobile Forensics & Human Trafficking

    Because traffickers may move their victims in an effort to avoid detection, GPS and other location-based data can be valuable. This evidence may be on both victims’ and suspects’ mobile devices.

    Article • September 6th, 2013

  • "Old Fashioned" Police Work in the 21st Century

    The way "good old fashioned police work" is used in such stories feels nostalgic, as if these tactics should be all that was necessary to solve the crime.

    Article • August 6th, 2013

  • Smartphone Overload: A Follow-Up

    Phones (and any associated removable storage cards) can store as many emails, images and videos as a computer, multiply it by the number of cases you work in a week or a month or a year, and you can start to see why “everything on the phone” has...

    Article • July 2nd, 2013

  • Securing Compromised Mobile Device Evidence

    Lost cell phones are commonplace. They’re small, lightweight and easy to misplace when they slip out of a jacket pocket or bag, get left on a messy restaurant table or seat back pocket, or even in a shopping cart. A mobile phone that has passed...

    Article • April 5th, 2013

  • How To Respond When Mobile Devices Are Used To Stalk

    High tech stalking and harassment can be confusing because the technology, and the ways offenders exploit it for criminal purposes, change constantly. But understanding how it fits in a broader context of domestic violence or other more conventional...

    Article • March 5th, 2013

  • Preparing For Challenges To Your Cell Phone Searches

    Every court and each different judge can have their own interpretation of what a "legal search" is where cell phones ar concerned. Be prepared to beat the challenges that will inevitably crop up in your cases.

    Article • December 4th, 2012

  • 9 Questions About LE Use of Cell Phone Videos

    Amateur video shot from a cell phone can be important evidence of a variety of different crimes: assault, property crimes, drug crimes and even homicide. But you may not always recover the video from a suspect or victim. If it comes from a witness, you...

    Article • November 15th, 2012

  • Tiffin Smart Tracker

    Inventory control & tracking through RFID.

    Video • July 19th, 2008

  • What you say can hurt you

    Sophisticated forensic audio analysis provides key evidence

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Blood Spatter and Newton's Third Law

    Tom Harper forgot that for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. He shot his wife but forgot that as the bullet goes in blood spatter comes back and that's what did him in.

    Article • September 24th, 2007

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