Recovering fingerprints from human skin in real world situations shows some success, albeit extremely limited.

Recovering fingerprints from human skin was all but unheard of when I started working in the late 1980’s, however, recent attempts have found that obtaining viable fingerprints in real world situations shows some success, albeit extremely limited. Victims of homicide are often touched or moved by their killers; knowing this, but being powerless to obtain […]

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St. Petersburg police will no longer respond to “non violent” calls.

St. Petersburg, Florida police administrators have decided that armed police officers will no longer respond to non-violent non-emergency calls, and non-violent 911 calls. To fill that void, they are creating what they call the Community Assistance Liaison division, which they described as “a social service agency.” The administration believes that unarmed, Community Assistance Liaison Team […]

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Arson Investigation Dogs Can Detect Traces of Gasoline Down to 1 Billionth of a Teaspoon

New research out of the University of Alberta – Canada, finds that dogs can detect gasoline in quantities as small as one billionth of a teaspoon. Canines have been used in arson investigations for about 30 years, beginning when the US ATF partnered up with the Connecticut State Police in 1986 to train an accelerant […]

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