6 Strategies for Attracting A New Generation to Become Law Enforcement Officers

For years now, police agencies across the country have faced challenges in finding, recruiting, and retaining talent—a predicament only complicated further by the COVID-19 pandemic. With millennials and Gen Z candidates making up the largest demogr…

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A Recorded Confession Can Rival the Power of DNA Evidence

In the past decade, forensic DNA technology has made significant advances, including tools like the M-Vac® that extract evidence from previously inaccessible sources, and genetic genealogy, which helps identify killers by constructing family trees.…

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8 Excellent Podcasts for Child Advocates

Podcasts have become wildly popular within the last decade and today you can find one on nearly any topic. But with such variety on offer, it can be hard to find just what you’re looking for, which is why we’re back with another podcast roundup…

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Golden State Killer Case Solved with DNA Testing and Interview Recording System

How Genetic Genealogy Is Changing the World of Cold Cases When Joseph James DeAngelo, AKA the Golden State Killer, was finally named and apprehended thanks to a new technique known as forensic, or investigative, genealogy, both law enforcem…

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Why All First Responders Should Try Yoga

And How to Get Started Although yoga has become significantly more mainstream in the last decade, many first respondersdon’t realize how much of a positive impact the practice could have on both their professional andpersonal lives. Onc…

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Interview Recording Laws in the US

For members of law enforcement well-versed in the practice, it may come as a surprise to learn that, as of 2017, only 25 states (including Washington, D.C.) are legally required to record their custodial interviews, with two others having adopted s…

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History of Forensic Science

The Surprising Start of Modern Forensic Science “Physical evidence cannot be wrong; it cannot perjure itself; it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.”—Paul L. Kirk…

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What does the decline of the DVD mean for the future of evidence storage?

If you still store your important interview files on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray— increasingly antiquated technologies—please read on.  Technology Is Moving FastAs our world becomes ever more digitized, it is uncertain just how long you’l…

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