Daily Archives: June 11, 2014

Indiana department tests specially treated water with DNA-like signature as theft deterrent

dna-profilingINDIANAPOLIS — A northwestern Indiana police department on Tuesday became one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to distribute a theft-deterring chemical that leaves DNA-like “signatures” on property and those who attempt to steal it.

NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast

NIST BannerOn June 18, NIST will host the NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast, a free one-day workshop and live webcast exploring the latest technology advancements and applications in mobile device forensics.
Goal:
To educate attendees on the latest developments in the forensic analysis of mobile devices and how technologies are used in casework. The information provided will increase the situational awareness of investigators and criminal justice stakeholders across the United States about the latest trends, analysis protocols, and issues encountered when applying analysis tools to mobile devices.
Register Here.

Out of the Shadows: A Tool for the Identification of the Victims of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking VictimsThe landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act made trafficking in persons a federal crime in 2000, but the greatest obstacle to rescuing victims of human trafficking is identifying them. To make identifying these people easier—and subsequently, getting them the services and support they need while also generating evidence against their traffickers—Vera created a screening tool to be used by victim service providers and law enforcement when faced with someone who may be a victim of human trafficking.