The L-Tron team has returned from a successful visit to the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) Conference. The event took place from June 7-8, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake. L-Tron’s John Dobies and Julianne Pangal attended the Texas IAI conference alongside dozens of law enforcement officers, crime scene investigators, and detectives from around the country.
The L-Tron team will be attending the 2022 IAI Educational Conference in Omaha, Nebraska from August 1-4, 2022. This year’s conference will be held at the CHI Health Convention Center, and will feature lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities for forensic evidence examiners and crime scene investigators. The latest research, techniques, and technology will be shared throughout the duration of the conference.
For Detective Stallings and his team, OSCR360 easily brings them back to the scene, which had previously been difficult to accomplish with still photographs.
Now, they are able to drop OSCR in the middle of a room and, just a few moments later, have an interactive 360-view to revisit and share with others. Detective Stallings also explained that OSCR software features such as automatic GPS point plotting and overlaying floorplans are integral tools that his team appreciates.
See how the department is using the OSCR system..
When you are processing a crime scene, it’s important to document how the scene was originally found. While overall photographs, crime scene video and spherical photography can all accomplish this, there are pros and cons to each. At the end of the day, you as an investigator or crime scene technician must have an all-encompassing visual depiction of the scene, and you must be able to speak to where pieces of evidence were discovered.
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.
There’s a certain “Zen” in what ways a crime scene is documented. Thinking behind documentation – “finding mindful awareness of the present” – is as important as methods used. An investigator can have all the current tech available to document a crime, but if they aren’t “in the moment,” their case can fall apart.
L-Tron has returned from a successful trip to the 60th Annual Florida IAI Forensic Educational Training Conference, held in Fort Lauderdale. The conference took place from October 20-23, 2019. and is the largest state-run division conference of the IAI (International Association for Identification).
How to document a crime scene: what critical aspects of evidence collection must be included? Crime scene documentation is a systematic and multifaceted process. Because a crime scene investigator’s “work product” is a public record that will likely be featured in some level of court proceeding, it is essential that documentation be thorough and …
Still the New Kid Five months later I’m still figuring it out. My job. If you were desperate enough to read of my sortie into the tech industry, this is an update. Late last year I was the “new kid” who segued from a 26-year law enforcement career into the “Edu-Techie” team at L-Tron …