Tag Archives: Forensic Lab Equipment

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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New LSV2 Tutorials: Imaging/Screening in Fluorescence






Screening in Fluorescence with the LSV2 Our next series of LSV2 video tutorials expands upon the fluorescence screening technique with the LSV2 Leeds Spectral Vision System.  Jake dives into the mechanisms of fluorescence, how to detect fluorescence, and then puts … 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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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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NIJ Grant Opportunities Available For Forensic Science Research






The National Institute of Justice (NIJ.gov) recently announced they are accepting applications for the following funding opportunities related to forensic science and research: Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Both … Continue reading

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Introducing the Discovery, Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscope






Introducing the Discovery Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscope.  Built with Zeiss Optics, this powerful comparison microscope is revolutionary in the world of firearms examination.  Offering over 900 magnification matched set points (with the 1.0x objective), the Discovery offers a … Continue reading

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Useful Tips for the LSV – How LSV working distance and diopter selection play an important role for screening sensitivity.

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  One aspect of our business, that we work very hard on at Leeds, is our ability to listen to our customers and see where we can help out.  Here are some useful tips pertaining to the LSV’s operation regarding … Continue reading

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Forensic Firearms & Tool Mark Lab favors Leeds LCF Comparison Microscope






As the Calgary police celebrate their 100 year anniversary of crime scene investigation with the unveiling of their new Firearms & Tool Mark Forensic lab, Leeds Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscope is the lab’s firearms comparison microscope of choice. … Continue reading

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Leeds LCF3 Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscope Receives High Marks






Leeds installed several LCF3 Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscopes in multiple labs in a state crime lab system and one examiner had this to say in an email report sent to staff at the respective labs:  First of all, … Continue reading

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