Digital Evidence

Digital Evidence

In May 2009, Jason Aguirre, the reputed leader of a local Asian street gang in Westminster, Calif., was found guilty of murder in the furtherance of a street gang and  received the death penalty (People v. Jason Aguirre; Superior Court of the State of California,...
Crime Mapping & Geographic Profiling

Crime Mapping & Geographic Profiling

There’s a kind of voodoo associated with geographic profiling. An analyst pours all sorts of seemingly random data into their computer and produces a pretty map with color-coded mountains where no mountains exist. They tell you you’ll find your bad guy on...
DNA Labs-on-a-Chip

DNA Labs-on-a-Chip

Editor’s Note: This is an expanded version of the article that appeared in the November 2008 issue of Law Officer. If only we had access to the world described by television. Phaser pistols would disable bad guys silently, bloodlessly, and unfailingly, and they...

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