The infamous Bonnie and Clyde were killed by police on May, 23, 1934 near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana after one of the most intense manhunts of their time. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were wanted for multiple cases of murder, robbery, and kidnapping when police caught up to them. (Bonnie was actually married to a […]Read More Bonnie and Clyde; killed on this day, 1934
AFIS stands for Automated Fingerprint Identification System, and it is a biometrics system for automated fingerprint identification; the system consists of a database of fingerprint images used for criminal identification purposes, and is used worldwide. A very simple definition of a fingerprint impression is any impression of, or left by, the friction ridge skin of […]Read More A guide to Automated Fingerprint Systems, and information on how AFIS works
How do police develop, and collect, footprint and tire track impressions – and how do they perform forensic examinations on the impressions? Much like fingerprint impressions, footwear and tire impressions can be deposited on just about any surface; and just like fingerprint impressions, they fall into three basic categories. Visible (patent), latent, and plastic. Impressions […]Read More Footprints and tire tracks, how do police match them to a suspect?
Scams, by phone, via social media, and by email, are more common than you might think, and unfortunately, many folks fall for them. Here is the latest to be reported in my town – this one is a computer scam, and it starts by sending you a pop-up message stating that your CPU is infected […]Read More How to avoid telephone and computer scams; and some scams explained.
I’m a lifelong peace officer, and not a firearm critic, so this review is for those out there who are looking for a simple review from that perspective. The Palmetto State Armory 16″ AR-15 Carbine is what we are looking at here, and I must give a spoiler alert upfront, this is a great entry […]Read More Gun review – Palmetto State Armory AR-15 Carbine
Touch DNA”, or “contact DNA”, refers to DNA samples that are deposited on a surface, or on an object, by touch or by contact. I’ve had good luck with touch DNA recovery from pistol triggers, abandoned gloves or ski masks, and once from the earpiece of a telephone. Some investigators have successfully submitted samples from […]Read More What is Touch DNA, and how is it collected ? A basic look