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Roadside Safety: What should I do if I get pulled over?

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  What should I do if I get pulled over? How you can make it easier on yourself, and Law Enforcement?   You’re cruising along the highway, humming along to your favorite song, and thinking about your weekend plans. No, this isn’t the start of a sweet country song – next thing you know you spot… Read More

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It’s All About Perspective, Part 2 – Spherical Images

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  Spherical 360-degree photography is revolutionizing crime scene evidence capture and courtroom presentation. In addition to capturing the crime scene with minimal disturbance and catering to today’s demands for hi-tech courtrooms, as discussed in “It’s all about Perspective Part One: Courtroom Perspective,” 360-degree spherical images have several outstanding applications.   A Virtual Reality Tool Spherical photography… Read More

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It’s All About Perspective Part 1 – Courtroom Perspective

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Perspective /pər’ spektiv/ n. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. It’s All About Courtroom Perspective In the courtroom, it is the attorney’s job to influence the attitudes of the jury, and deliver a conviction by presenting solid evidence. Traditionally, courtroom perspective has been influenced by verbal testimony, still… Read More

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Backing the Blue…Both In and Out of the Office

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We’ve been doing business with law enforcement for 17+ years, and our relationship with law enforcement started out as just that – business. But times change. As we got to know some of our law enforcement clients and really took the time to listen, our relationship with many municipalities began to change. We’ve developed close… Read More

OSCR360 FAQs: Part 2

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OSCR360 is growing rapidly in popularity and we’ve been fielding lots of questions from its users and prospective customers. We decided to compile a list of FAQs with answers for easy reference. Part 1 of the FAQs can be read here – and you can keep on reading for Part 2. How did OSCR360 get… Read More

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National Police Week 2018

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  When I first heard of Police Week, I thought to myself “Wow, what a great way to celebrate our law enforcement agencies nationwide”. Throughout Engineers Week, we celebrate engineers and their accomplishments. Similarly, National Teacher Appreciation Day, Be Kind to Lawyers Day, Administrative Professionals Day, International Firefighters Day…the list goes on and on. These… Read More

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OSCR360 FAQs: Part 1

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Now that OSCR360 has been around for a few months – and getting lots of use by dozens of municipalities in New York State – we’ve had a chance to get some user feedback. After all, we pride ourselves in developing solutions and equipment that directly reflect what our customers want!   While chatting with… Read More

CSI Effect

Two sides of the story: CSI Effect

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Written by Carmella Giancursio Crime and courtroom dramas captivate millions of viewers worldwide, so it comes as no surprise to discover popular shows like CSI and Law and Order have huge impact off-screen. Many judges and attorneys report an increase in a phenomenon known as the “CSI Effect.” The CSI Effect is thought to be… Read More

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It’s the Digital Age: What do Jurors Expect in the Courtroom?

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Written by Carmella Giancursio It’s 2018. For the past several decades, huge advancements have been made in personal technology. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have at least one piece of modern technology, whether it be a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Businesses are tech-savvy, schools are tech-savvy, adults are tech-savvy, kids are… Read More

OSCR360 is not a total station

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

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  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… Read More