Familial DNA formally entering investigation arena

Another powerful tool is growing in prominence in aiding investigations.  Familial DNA has already helped solve cases in select areas of the country.  With the FBI now formally entering a collaboration, you can bet that its adoption will only continue to increase.  Have you considered utilizing this technology in your agency?


VR for Crime Scenes

Virtual Reality provides many interesting applications across society.  As it pertains to crime scene investigations, VR is looked at as a way to recreate the scene in a format that allows investigators to “visit” and analyze the scene without actually entering it.  Obviously this dramatically reduces the chance of contamination and increases the availability of the scene to more people for longer periods of time.


CrimePad 3.6

We are happy to announce a big new update loaded with some exciting features:

  • iOS 12 Support
  • Custom Validation on Scene or Case close
  • New addition to Technique: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • New addition to Technique: Unmanned Aircraft
  • New addition to some of the drop down fields
  • New Scene Type Options (like Vehicle, etc.)

CrimePad in use

While it isn’t an article, here is a shot of CrimePad being used by Baltimore PD. We are proud to be helping them solve crime on a daily basis:

Test for age of bloodstains

Bloodstains have much useful information that can used to indicate various components of how an event unfolded.  This is a foundational principle of bloodstain pattern analysis. Additionally, the source of blood is a focus of DNA analysis.  However, there may be more that can be gleaned from bloodstains. Commonly, when we encounter bloodstains at scenes there may be questions as to when the events occurred or even if the bloodstains were part of a previous event.  Now there is some interesting research in helping to determine the age of bloodstains.


CrimePad 3.4

Not just any old morning, some big new features released today!

  • NEW Zip and Download all files
  • Added “Documentary/Evidentiary” and “Distance” to photos
  • Added “Briefed by” to scene
  • Made some iOS11 Fixes
  • Add 2 Dates to Access Element: Requested Date and Dispatched Date