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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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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Five Ways to Better Connect with the Community You Serve

Forward-thinking law enforcement agencies across the country are adopting community policing techniques to better address crime and social disorder. Not only do these collaborative strategies improve community-police relations, but that i…

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Pro Tips for Designing Your Interview Room

Today, video and audio recording of interviews by law enforcement is now the norm. And while most agencies record, the number of interview rooms and types of layouts they require depend on both the size of the department and the kind of interviews…

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When “Why Record?” Became “What to Do with All that Footage?”

For years here at Cardinal Peak Technologies, we found ourselves asking law enforcement agencies if they recorded their interviews. More often than not, they said they did—but only when interrogating persons involved in major crimes lik…

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Eight Things to Consider When Setting Up Your Interview Room

As video and audio recording become the norm in law enforcement interviews, it’s important to consider best practices when setting up both your interview space and monitoring room. What kind of lighting is best? How many microphones shoul…

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CaseCracker Onyx: A Solution Like No Other

In the early stages of our development of Onyx, a major federal agency happened to put out an RFI in search of a specific kind of interview room recording solution. Out of 10 finalists, we ultimately won the contract—and the subsequent backing—to…

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What’s the difference between being a mediocre company and one of the best? 

The start of a new year always leads me to reflect on why I chose this path; what inspires me to get up every day to give my best to Cardinal Peak Technologies (CPT). As General Manager, I’m often asked to explain what makes CPT stand apart from…

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