Advancements in DNA have gone beyond just matching profiles of unknown samples to knowns. Now actually utilizing the genome to predict physical traits and appearance takes DNA analysis to another level. Within CrimePad, using predictive images of suspects or persons of interest to share with the entire investigative team and the entire department can create a big break in a case.
Visionations has been a pioneer in this arena here in the US. Using CrimePad to interface with AFIS systems in the field to generate possible leads while the scene is still being processed has been a vision for a while. Visionations is currently exploring this opportunity with all the major AFIS vendors in the US.
The NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Crime Scene Subcommittee has identified a need where CrimePad already provides the answer….
We now have digital signatures incorporated for reports.
- Digital signature for reports
- Scene types list updated
- New items added to Evidence list
- Additional cases sorting option (by case number)
- Performance improvements, better compatibility with iOS 10
Here is a fun article for all those inspired to entire our profession due to this character and author.
As a society, we have barely scratched the possibilities of Augmented Reality. Imagine a future where your agency can use smartphone devices or tablets to see all the overlays that other personnel have contributed or analyzed in a Crime Scene. It’s closer than you think!
We couldn’t agree more with data insights being a critical decision making tool for law enforcement. In fact, CrimePad users are able to access data like this directly in our application.
Many agencies are adopting unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to enhance their crime scene and traffic accident documentation. This powerful tool can be used not only to document but to aid in the search for evidence over large outdoor areas. All data can be stored and shared in real time within CrimePad.
We don’t often think of ethics in the context of crime scene investigations but Dick Warrington hits the nail on the head and is a good model that we all should keep in mind.
Take your Crime Scene sketches to the next level!
- NEW: Draw Tool for iPad (sketch scenes and annotate photos)
- Lifts records in evidence
- Scene type
- General weather conditions field for scenes
- Unit name for accounts and personnel
- Country of residence field for person of interest
- Lead number field