Category Archives: Forensic Education

Leeds Announces Forensic Science Scholarships at University of Central Oklahoma






Leeds Forensic Systems is pleased to announce our support of the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Institute by offering two scholarships.  The University of Central Oklahoma has been a customer of Leeds since 2009. The Leeds Forensic Systems, Inc. Scholarship … Continue reading

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Axioscope & Trace-Z for Drug Chemistry Applications






With the growing surge of new designer drugs appearing in crime scene evidence analyzed in forensic laboratories, forensic drug chemists are working overtime to identify these evolving drugs in addition to their research of narcotics and stimulant drugs which are … Continue reading

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FY2017 Forensic Science Grant Funding Opportunities






As we welcome in 2017, the field of forensic science turns towards the opening of FY2017 forensic science grant funding opportunities.  The National Institute of Justice hosted a WebEx last week covering four grant funding opportunities available to publicly funded … Continue reading

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Same Gun, Different Scene: The Process of Matching Firearms Evidence Samples through the Use of Automated Ballistic Identification Systems






Forensic laboratories are always trying to find faster ways to process evidence in the efforts to battle crime, including the examination and comparison of bullets and cartridge cases for support of police investigation and criminal prosecution. With the development of … Continue reading

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5 Unique Features of the LSV2, Your Next Generation Alternate Light Source Screening Tool






The Leeds Spectral Vision second generation LSV2 model offers an imaging tool that has rapidly been adopted by forensic laboratories to help reduce evidence screening bottlenecks and provide easy evidence documentation.  Incorporating several unique capabilities, the LSV2 is an intuitive … Continue reading

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Identifying Grants Available to Fund Forensic Lab Equipment: 2015 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Grant






  For years, the forensic industry has struggled to receive adequate funding necessary to keep labs functioning at the highest levels possible.  With on going budgetary constraints, crime labs struggle to meet their funding needs to help ease mounting issues: … Continue reading

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ISO 17025: How Accreditation Impacts Forensic Labs






What is ISO? “ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.” (Source: ISO.org) “They are made up of 166 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the … Continue reading

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Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 to Reduce DNA Backlog






On Monday, September 29, 2014, the president signed into law the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014, authorizing appropriations to the Department of Justice for each of Fiscal Years 2015-2019 in the amount of $151 million for the Debbie Smith … Continue reading

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Introducing the LSV2 – A Dynamic Forensic Evidence Screening Tool






Since 1999, Leeds Forensic Systems, Inc. has been designing, manufacturing and distributing forensic laboratory equipment including comparison microscopes and imaging tools to enhance the screening capabilities in forensic labs throughout the United States and around the world.  Leeds has been … Continue reading

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Leeds Forensic Systems Sells its 500th Forensic System






Minneapolis, Minnesota – Leeds Forensic Systems, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of forensic comparison microscopes and forensic imaging systems, has just announced that it has sold its 500th forensic system. Leeds forensic products include firearms … Continue reading

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