Tag Archives: Comparison Microscope

How to Upgrade your Existing Leeds Firearms Comparison Microscope






Since the sale of Leeds first comparison microscope in 1999, our sales and service teams have been dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our growing number of forensic customers. To meet the needs of our customers, Leeds offers various … 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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Leeds Launches the Trace-Z Trace Evidence Comparison Microscope






Leeds is very pleased to announce our newest product, the Trace-Z, a trace evidence comparison microscope built with Zeiss optics. The Trace-Z offers: Superior color and intensity balanced images 23mm field of view Images can be viewed as 100% right, 100% left, … Continue reading

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NIJ Accepting Applications for Forensic Lab Funding Opportunities






The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is accepting applications for two forensic grant programs: FY 2016 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program:  This program provides funds to eligible States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories … Continue reading

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Introducing the Discovery-Z motorized comparison microscope, designed and built by Leeds with Zeiss optics






Introducing the new Discovery-Z motorized firearms and tool marks comparison microscope.   Designed with Leeds’ new magnetic adjustable stage controllers, examiners will experience: Real-time, tactile controls -provides a feeling similar to controlling a non-motorized stage Positionable controls – magnetic controls can be adjusted for … Continue reading

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FBI purchases six LCF3 Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscopes






Leeds Forensic Systems is pleased to announce that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently purchased six LCF3 Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscopes for their laboratories.  The LCF3 is a powerful comparison microscope used to analyze bullet casings … Continue reading

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Leeds Is Pleased to Announce Newly Awarded GSA Schedule Contract Covering Leeds Forensic Products






Leeds Precision Instruments, Inc., manufacturer of forensic comparison microscopes and imaging systems, is delighted to announce that it has just been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule 66 Contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), covering Leeds’ forensic products.  By … 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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