Guest Editor: Stephanie Stoiloff
Forensic science dates back well over 200 years, when Scotland Yard first connected a bullet to the murder weapon (1835) and the first fingerprint classification system was developed (1892). The field has advanced significantly since then, and, when used effectively, forensic science—in all its many forms—can provide valuable contributions to law enforcement’s pursuits of justice and public safety.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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- The Dispatch: February 2018
- New Members—February 2018
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- Product Update: February 2018
- Index to Advertisers: February 2018