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The Feds: 6 of America’s Top Law Enforcement Agencies

The United States is a federal republic. Simply put, this means that Americans are governed by elected officials at both a federal and state level. And, to a lesser extent, a local level. Federal law enforcement agencies exist for one … Continue reading

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8 Key Traits of Highly Effective Detectives

For many police officers, acquiring the title of detective is quite an accomplishment. And the reason is simple. As a detective – you have the opportunity to take charge, break the code, and piece together the puzzle of the crime. … Continue reading

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9 Key Steps for a Successful Crime Scene Investigation

Photo courtesy of augustacrime.com. To perform a successful crime scene investigation, there are a myriad of individual procedures used by investigators. And, of course, different crimes call for specific methods. Despite, however, the various tactics and circumstances, individual investigators generally … Continue reading

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Examining the Digits: Uncovering Tough Clues in Crime Investigations

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There are forensic scientists discovering and applying new scientific techniques to help solve cases and uncovering clues in cold cases.  Since fingerprints are the most fragile pieces of evidence in a criminal investigation and…

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Impression Evidence Takes a Front Row Seat at Crime Scenes

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“There is no branch of detective science that is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps”, simply stated by the fictional detective character, Sherlock Holmes from A Study in…

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Gunshot Residue: Now You See it Now You Don’t

Gunshot residue or GSR is an important component to any homicide crime scene involving the discharge of a firearm.  It tells a story.  The big question is how accurate is the story and is it retold correctly.  As they say, … Continue reading

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FBI: The Mafia’s Worst Enemy

Organized crime, or the mafia, has been a part of the American cultural landscape for centuries. Fortunately, for us, the mob has a worthy opponent – the Federal Bureau of Investigation. With seemingly limitless resources, the FBI will extend its … Continue reading

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