New and improving tools and techniques that will assist and improve the investigation process, like Brain Fingerprinting, the new fingerprinting bullets technique, Touch DNA, Sperm free DNA testing, Laser Scaling Device, Antibody profiling identification, 3-D fingerprinting enhancer, Spherical photography will are change the way that investigators investigate crimes. One of the most impressive tools is Brain Fingerprinting a new computer-based technology that identifies the perpetrator of a crime accurately and scientifically by measuring brain-wave responses to crime-relevant words or pictures presented on a computer screen. Brain Fingerprinting has proven 100% accurate in over 120 tests, including tests on FBI agents, tests for a US intelligence agency and for the US Navy, and tests on real-life situations including felony crimes. The Laser Scaling Device is also very impressive because it allows investigators to view photos in a way that were unimaginable before. The Spherical photography camera is also going to impact investigations because it gives investigators the ability to view the crime scene just like it was when they first took the pictures. Another great tool is the 3-D fingerprint Enhancer because it does not only improve the quality of the prints but it does it much easier and faster. The scanner for the 3-D fingerprint Enhancer could print all ten fingers at one time. It also makes it so much easier of investigators to match the fingerprints up. Some of these great tools are already in use in different parts of the country and even the world. They aren’t all completely new but they are much more improved then some all ready in existence.
Over the years there has been huge revolutionary tools introduced to criminal investigations, some of them being DNA matching which helps in identifying criminal by using samples of their blood. Another huge and carousal tool in the criminal justice system is fingerprinting. The discovery of the fact that no human on the planet has the same finger patterns made it possible to distinguish criminal. This new invention also eventually lead to fingerprint lifting from crime scenes making it possible to identify a suspect from the prints the he left behind at the scene and of course there are many other great tools. Now it time for new technology and method to make their impact on the criminal justice system particularly on the investigations of crimes. Here are some of the new tools and techniques that have been developed over the years and are currently being used in some parts of the country and the world.
Brain fingerprinting is a new forensic technology that was discovered by Lawrence Farwell, he actually stumbled across this new technology while he was developing technology that would allow the vocally paralyzed to speak. This new testing system determines with extremely high accuracy whether or not specific information is stored in a person’s brain, the test measures individual brain wave responses to relevant words, pictures or sounds presented by a computer. The measurements are recorded in a fraction of a second after the stimulus is presented, before the subject is able to formulate or control a response. How Brain fingerprinting works, first a suspect is fit with a sensor-filled headband. Then by flashing a series of pictures on a screen, Farwell can read the subjects involuntary reactions to the pictures. When there is something familiar about an image, it triggers an electrical response that begins between 300 and 800 milliseconds after the other stimulus. Brain Fingerprinting has proven 100% accurate in over 120 tests, including tests on FBI agents, tests for a US intelligence agency and for the US Navy, and tests on real-life situations including felony crimes. The Laser Scaling Device is also very impressive because it allows investigators to view photos
After twenty years of research and testing, Dr. Farewell began applying the...
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