How Forensic Specialists Solve Crime Through Metadata
Today we think of crime-solving as detectives follow a paper trail to solve a mystery, gain information, or solve a crime. But much of today’s data is digitized in some form. It requires highly trained forensic metadata specialists to look over the trail left behind as a digital fingerprint.
Forensics | The Rules, The Scene, and The Collection Process
There is some urgency in learning and understanding the scientific methods involved in evidence collection and forensic testing. Not only is forensics now facing public scrutiny, but labs are dealing with scandal as many wrongful convictions have been discovered based on junk science.
Bite Marks | Objective Opinion and Junk Science
There is a great deal of difference between a DNA match and a bite mark match. One test is done scientifically, is measured, and the results are factual. The other is done by human comparisons, visual referrals, ideas, and personal objectivity. Knowing how the science is collected, tested, and compared can make a great deal of difference in the measurability of the ‘truth’ behind the results.
Hair Analysis | Science or Objective Opinion
As a crime scene investigator, it is essential to gather as much evidence as possible to solve the crime. This would include any available hair that can be analyzed. While hair analysis results cannot and should not distinctively point out your suspect. It can be the icing on the cake.
Proper Forensic Examination of Electronic Evidence
Unlike law enforcers of yesterday, all officers performing investigative duties today will eventually encounter and have to process electronic evidence of some kind. Even if a law enforcement officer is not certified to forensically examine electronic evidence, he/she must have some basic knowledge of computer forensics and electronic evidence management.
Crime scene evidence management
Managing evidence at a crime scene begins when the first responding officers arrive on scene. We can define a “crime scene” as any location where evidence relating to a specific incident, would reasonably be expected to be found whether before, during or after the crime. As radio dispatchers broadcast information about a reported incident, officers […]