Many fingerprints are almost impossible to extract when the surface they are on is not smooth. That's when investigators turn to Mikrosil.
Specific procedure for extracting DNA from a swab
Jessica Klein gives us an in depth look at how Superglue can be a detectives best friend.
With a state of the art control room monitoring over 50 cameras stationed throughout the city, Investigators are able to spot criminal activity on the streets. Each camera records continuously and can read the license plates of passing vehicles.
Rochester PD employs some of the most advanced technological tools available. If the surveillance cameras are RPD's eyes on the street, Shot Spotter is their ears. Microphones placed throughout the city allow police to recognize and record gunfire and keep a log of the time and location of the shots.
Forensic Tools: Ground Disturbance Tracking DogSynopsis Jessica Klein and k9 Officer James Turner explain how they use ground disturbance tracking dogs to canvas crime scenes.
In a Crime 360 video, Forensic Tools, Detective Rashaan Wigfall collects DNA from a suspect's keys and explains how blood isn't the only way to collect DNA. Touch DNA, which comes from sweat, skin cells, or mucous, can identify a suspect too.
This test shows us how it IDs drug substances and how the substances can be used to trace from suspect to victim, just like a fingerprint.
In a Crime 360 video, Forensic Tools, Jessica Kline of Richmond Forensics explains that the Leica System freezes the crime scene in time by using a laser to record millions of data points that provide a 3D image of the crime scene.
Crime 360 video: Dr. Curt Jones shows us how the S.E.M. can identify the smallest particle left at the scene of the crime.
A team of anthropologists and coroners investigate bones found at a crime scene. Through analysis and identification, they are able to determine whether the remains found at the crime scene scientifically share the characteristics of human bone.
Behind the scenes, in a homicide investigation is the Medical Examiner. Dr. Caroline Dignan, MD takes an in-depth look at an autopsy procedure, and explains how examination and theory will reveal a cause of death.
Rochester PD employs some of the most advanced technological tools available. If the surveillance cameras are RPD's eyes on the street, Shot Spotter is their ears.
As a uniform officer, Ray Diaz's partner was shot by a drug dealer. The conduct of the homicide detectives during the ensuing investigation inspired him to become a detective himself.
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