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  • New Digital Fingerprints Webinar

    By: Andy Mariella
    Join Sirchie for our next training webinar "Digital Fingerprint Basics" Tuesday September 9, 2014 1-2 PM EST. We will discuss the history of fingerprinting, demonstrate best practices for rolling prints with live scan technologies, and what the future of fingerprinting may hold. Register now: https://sirchie.clickwebinar.com/digital_fingerprints/register
  • Three Sirchie Solutions You Need in Your Classroom Today

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    New uses for technology find their way into the public safety industry all the time. To prepare your students for the professional world, programs that highlight and give students hands-on experience with technology used in the field set themselves apart. We offer three solutions to help you enhance your criminal justice, forensics, and other related programs: Affordable Live Scan Systems to demonstrate current identification and biometric practices Thermal Imaging Cameras to help see the...
  • Five Things You Have to See in Booth 1711 at IACP

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    At Sirchie, we’re always working to develop and deliver the tools and training you need to command your scene more efficiently. Our mission: How can we make your life on the job easier? Simply put, we listen to you and anticipate what you’ll need. With an eye to the future, especially with technology changes, we’re introducing the following products at #IACP2016. Stop by our booth – Booth #1711 – to learn more, especially on Monday afternoon. We’ll have some beer and raffles for...
  • Delivering Bite-Sized Knowledge: Sirchie’s Lunch-n-Learns

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Our mission is to give you the knowledge and tools to Command Every Scene you encounter. We understand how busy the day gets. It seems like there’s not enough hours in the day and it’s difficult to find the time to learn a new technique or hear about how to properly use a tool. To help make life easier for you, we’re delivering knowledge in easy to consume, bite-sized portions. Introducing our new “Lunch-n-Learn” series: 5-10 minutes of tips and techniques on a given topic. To create...
  • 4 Ways We Are With You in the Classroom

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    As an educator, you are the caretakers of the next generation, to show them what forensic science is, how it works, and why it’s important. It is in your DNA to educate, to inspire, and to grow confidence and it’s in our corporate DNA too. We are a long-term partner of educators, helping you to show your students the ins and outs of real-world crime scene technology. Here are four ways we help professors and teachers around the world enhance their curriculum, show them tips and tricks from...
  • Gun Shot Residue Testing—Is it Still a Viable Form of Physical Evidence?

    By: Administrator
    Gun Shot Residue, GSR, is a means of testing for the presence of certain materials on the hands and clothing of a subject in hopes of determining that this individual may have discharged a firearm. This Post was compiled by Don Penven Gun Shot Residue, or simply GSR, is a means of testing for the presence of certain materials on the hands and clothing of a subject in hopes of determining that this individual may have discharged a firearm.  The concept is an old one and dates back many...
  • Blood Spatter and Newton's Third Law

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    It's the little details that trip up the criminal every time. DR. DOUG HANSON   dougmh@comcast.netdougmh@comcast.net Forensics Contributor Officer.com Dr. Tom Harper thought he had committed the perfect crime. He had shot his wife in a manner that should have left the bullet hard to find and identify. Then he had repeatedly stabbed her dead body with a kitchen knife, and after wiping off any fingerprints, dropped the knife in their backyard. Nearby, he made several impressions in the...
  • A police officer’s daily mission against terrorism

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    Today marks the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Amid the One World Trade Center chaos and catastrophe, many men and women struggled for their lives and many lost. BY SARA SCHREIBER CREATED: SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 Today marks the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Amid the chaos and catastrophe, many men and women struggled for their lives and many lost. Among those who made the ultimate sacrifice were countless public...
  • Top four benefits to using Reflected Ultra-Violet Imaging Systems (RUVIS)

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    In the 1970s, Chinese and Japanese forensic scientists were frustrated by not finding all latent fingerprints or contaminating the fingerprints they found via numerous development steps. They sought to create a new technology that would let them find a print without altering or touching it in any way. Using Shortwave Ultra-Violet Light (254 nanometer), they found that the UV light would reflect off fingerprints. Using a special imager with a quartz lens, it could convert the light to a visible...
  • Virus and Malware Bites and How to Stop Them

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    Only the foolhardy runs a computer devoid of any sort of anti-virus protection these days. But even if you employ the latest, greatest and most expensive anti-virus software, your program has a major weak point... By: Don Penven Only the foolhardy runs a computer devoid of any sort of anti-virus protection these days. But even if you employ the latest, greatest and most expensive anti-virus software, your program has a major weak point—if a new virus pops forth from the depths of the...
  • Making Eyewitness Identification More Reliable During Police Lineups

    By: Administrator
    by Beth Schuster About the Author: Beth Schuster is the managing editor of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Journal. On April 23, 2007, Jerry Miller became the 200th person in the United States to be exonerated through DNA evidence. In 1981, 22-year-old Jerry Miller was arrested and charged with robbing, kidnapping, and raping a woman. Two witnesses identified Miller, in a police lineup, as the perpetrator. The victim provided a more tentative identification at trial. Miller was...
  • Basics of Latent Print Chemicals - Session 1

    By: Administrator
    Lumiscene Print Join Sirchie for our new webinar: "Basics of Latent Print Chemicals - Session 1" Thursday July 24, 2014,  1-2 PM Eastern Standard Time The use of chemical reagent to develop latent prints left behind during the commission of a crime is a common practice to help solve cases and identify the right suspect.  Executing the proper protocols in the right sequence is essential to ensuring the best results possible. This webinar provides the fundamentals for chemical use and...
  • The Fingerprint Sourcebook

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    The principle goal of the Fingerprint Sourcebook is to serve as a compendium of up-to-date information resources covering the science of fingerprint identification. Answers to Questions About Fingerprints by Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST), et al. March 2011 The principle goal of the Fingerprint Sourcebook is to serve as a compendium of up-to-date information resources covering the science of fingerprint identification. The Sourcebook is the...
  • Fluorescent Fingerprint Powders and Alternate Light Sources Webinar

    By: Andy Mariella
    Join Sirchie for our next training webinar in the Latent Print Series "Fluorescent Fingerprint Powders and Alternate Light Sources" Fluorescent powders and alternate light sources can be very valuable tools in identifying and capturing latent fingerprints on difficult surfaces including multi-colored backgrounds, textured background, currency, and more.  Join us as we instruct on the basics and how to execute the most complete evidence collection mission possible. Register...
  • National Police Week 2016

    By: Andy Mariella
    Thoughts and prayers are with all law enforcement during National Police Week as we honor all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Thank you to all law enforcement and your families for the exceptional job that you do every day making the Thin Blue Line and keeping us from harm. Our resolve is strong to recognize and support all of the exceptional work that is done to keep our communities safe. Follow Sirchie on social media through the hashtags #SirchieSupports and #policepartners...