Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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Dropping bombs, capturing for interrogation without warrant, intentionally causing infighting to cause groups to fall apart—all are acceptable in times of war. However, all are unacceptable tactics ...
Technology
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The modern, digitally connected world has created enormous benefits for individual’s business and personal lives. People have the opportunity to connect for commercial and social reasons more easily...
President's Message
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Forensic science. The phrase often brings to mind the labs filled with futuristic technology featured on popular television shows like CSI, Bones, NCIS, and other crime dramas, where every fingerpr...
Investigations
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What if law enforcement could determine during booking if the arrestee being fingerprinted and photographed matched DNA evidence left 10 years ago at a murder scene hundreds of miles away in another s...
Drugs & Alcohol
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In August and September 2017, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) requested information from crime laboratories across the United States regarding opioids in controlled substanc...
Investigations
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As noted in a 2014 Police Chief article, “Assessing the Impact of Digital Evidence on State and Local Policing,” the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has recognized that stat...
IACP
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The principle underlying the identification of typewriting rests on the improbability of two typewriters possessing, in a number of identical type characters, irregularities of an identical nature. Th...
Investigations
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Across the United States, state and local law enforcement agencies face increasing demands to prevent victimization and respond to crimes in their communities. Crime data on specific incidents, as c...
Investigations
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Veterinary forensics is a developing field that can assist with animal cruelty investigations. Animal abuse investigations are vital because animal maltreatment is a co-occurring and central aspect of...
Research in Brief
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Although the exploitation of human beings is centuries old, the term “sex trafficking” has only recently received widespread attention. Scholars have probed the nature of these offenses in hopes o...