Publication: Forensic Magazine

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When More Expensive Costs Less

Recently I was training a group of investigators at a large law enforcement agency on wet-vacuum forensic DNA collection and discussing the best ways to apply the new method to their cases. Over the course of our conversation, I learned there were a couple ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
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Equipment Changes Drive Changes in Facility Design

Laboratory equipment is one of the drivers of the design of a forensic facility. In this article I will review a few pieces of equipment which have changed over time and how lab design has been adapted to meet those changes. I will review a change in ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
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The Dirty World of Body Farm Microbes

Dirt is full of life, microbial life. Although dirt seems to be an inert, lifeless material, one gram of soil may contain up to eight billion living bacterial cells. Grave soil found next to dead and decomposing human bodies is teeming with many microbial ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
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What are the difficulties in detecting bath salts, their effects and how do we test for them?

What are Bath Salts?"Bath Salts", the newest drug to hit the Web/streets, is the latest addition to a growing list of items that users can obtain to get high. The drug is a synthetic powder which has been developed over the past ten years but grown rapidly ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
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Breaking Good

The antics of Walter White, AKA Heisenburg, and his less accomplished and unlikely side kick Jesse Pinkman, gained international following in the much acclaimed, American crime drama Breaking Bad. The show follows a high school chemistry teacher, turned ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
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Fingerprinting in Adverse Conditions

If you’re lucky, you may arrive at a crime scene and find an ideal situation for processing. Usually, though, scenes are not pristine. You may have anything from an unsecured shed to open fields to swamps and ponds. Weather is often a problem. In this ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
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Streamlining the Digital Forensic Workflow: Part 2

Blame Moore’s Law, Sort OfAs digital devices continue to proliferate, digital storage capacities are approximately doubling every two years. The sheer amount of digital media being submitted for forensic analysis is overwhelming. Four years ago if an ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
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Biohazard Control

Guidelines for an Effective Exposure Control PlanWorking in forensic sciences will invariably bring you into potential contact with infectious agents. This is serious business. Performance of some forensic duties might lead to exposure to indigenous or ... [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Indoor UV Exposure

Hazards of UV do not distinguish between work and home, and in addition to sunlight, UV light sources are found in the workplace including labs, mechanical rooms, and shops. Sources include some biosafety cabinets, certain types of hand-held light sources, ... [Published Forensic Magazine - Sep 23 2014]
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Crime Scene Glove Trick

Clearly, finding and collecting as much evidence as possible is key. But in doing so, it’s all too easy to contaminate the results. How can we avoid contamination?First, always wear gloves. By wearing gloves, you keep your fingerprints off the scene. ... [Published Forensic Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
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Performance Assessment Revisited

Typically, managers dread having to perform employee assessments and experience high anxiety anticipating them. For the employee, too, who is about to undergo a formal performance assessment, the procedure is a high-anxiety producer. So what typically ... [Published Forensic Magazine - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Arriving at the Death Scene

When a death investigator first arrives at the crime scene, he or she must confirm the death and conduct a scene walkthrough. He or she should follow these steps:Introduce and Identify Self and RolePrinciple: Introductions at the scene allow the investigator ... [Published Forensic Magazine - Sep 12 2014]

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...Wave," "Red Dove," "Blue Silk," "Zoom," "Bloom," "Cloud Nine," "Ocean Snow," "Lunar Wave," "Vanilla Sky," "White Lightning," "Scarface," and "Hurricane Charlie. As these drugs are made in makeshift labs, there is no consistency with the chemicals being used in their production. Most often bath salts contain the chemicals mephedrone, methylone, or 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (known simply as MDPV), but current estimates suggest there may be over 100 different chemicals being marketed as bath salts. With users unaware of what exactly is in these drugs adds to their appeal. With drug dealers producing these in house they are now trying to refine these drugs to give certain effects, causing them to use more drugs which they do not know the dangers of."

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When More Expensive Costs Less [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
Breaking Good [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
Streamlining the Digital Forensic Workflow: Part 2 [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
Equipment Changes Drive Changes in Facility Design [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
Fingerprinting in Adverse Conditions [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
The Dirty World of Body Farm Microbes [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
Biohazard Control [Published Forensic Magazine - 17 hours ago]
Indoor UV Exposure [Published Forensic Magazine - Sep 23 2014]
Crime Scene Glove Trick [Published Forensic Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
Performance Assessment Revisited [Published Forensic Magazine - Sep 16 2014]
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