On Scene with OSCR360: Desktop Software Assists in a Homicide Investigation

The investigations division of a Florida Sheriff’s Department is just one of the many agencies who recognized the benefits of the OSCR360 desktop software right from the start. While demoing OSCR360, one detective mentioned to me that they were working on a particularly controversial case involving multiple murders, circumstantial evidence, and more. The department was in the process of putting together a case overview – read how OSCR helped

What three types of photographs are taken at crime scenes?

Forensic Photography: What types of photographs are taken at crime scenes?

Photography is the primary tool for crime scene documentation. Proper crime scene photography is a deliberate and systematic process. Its main purpose is to visually convey all aspects of the scene to someone who wasn’t there. To accomplish this, all crime scene photography consists of three basic types of photographs: overall, mid-range, and close-up.

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Thermal Paper Frustrations: What happens when you run out of thermal paper rolls?

Police officers are expert at telling stories and solving the world’s problems. At least at roll call with a cup of coffee, or at a bar over a beer. But get a cop to feed one of those fresh thermal paper rolls into a patrol car’s mobile printer? It’s akin to changing the toilet paper roll at home. Even then, there’s that leading-edge question: Over or under?

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Thank You, Next Chapter. What I Learned at my L-Tron Internship

    Thank You, Next Chapter. What I Learned at my L-Tron Internship.   With college graduation just around the corner, I have found it nearly impossible to focus my train of thought. Before I can put on my cap and gown and walk across that stage, I have to ensure that I have completed …

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OSCR visits New Haven, Connecticut

Where’s OSCR? Our Visit to Connecticut, the ‘Still Revolutionary’ State

  Earlier in December, OSCR and I had a chance to travel to New Jersey and Connecticut. We had a blast exploring this ‘Still Revolutionary’ state (obviously they’re revolutionary if they’re interested in OSCR)! The OSCR team even got the opportunity to meet the famous Dr. Henry Lee, who worked as thif youe Forensic Scientist …

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PSP Crash

Key Components of a Comprehensive Crash Investigation

There are many components of a complete and comprehensive crash investigation. The first officer to arrive at a crash typically finds it chaotic at best. As in any situation, the officer’s first priority is the preservation of life.  Second is the preservation of the scene and any possible evidence. Once the scene is secured and …

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OSCR360 is not a total station

What’s the Difference Between a Laser Measuring Device and OSCR360?

  Crime scenes and motor vehicle crashes are often complex and difficult to figure out. That’s why police departments train their people to be forensic and crash reconstruction specialists. That’s also why civilian crash reconstructionists and private investigators follow up such incidents. These specialists are experts who investigate and determine the chain of events leading …

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