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September 21, 2018 
The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... providing leads

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In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

Making sense of what’s left behind is the crux of the work of the OC Crime Lab.


September 21, 2018 
The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... providing leads

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In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

Making sense of what’s left behind is the crux of the work of the OC Crime Lab.


September 20, 2018 
The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... testing toxicology

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In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

With impaired driving becoming an increasing problem on Orange County’s roadways, the Crime Lab last year launched an initiative to test all impaired drivers involved in a traffic collision, regardless of the results of the breath alcohol test.


September 19, 2018 
The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... leaving an imprint on the criminal justice system

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In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

Dating back to the late 19th century, fingerprinting served as one of the pioneering practices of forensic science. Matching and maintaining millions of fingerprint images remains an important tool to help law enforcement agencies identify suspects and solve pending cases.


September 18, 2018 
The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... delving into DNA

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In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

DNA evidence often can be a critical component to solving crimes or identifying suspects, bringing closure to victims and their families.


September 17, 2018 
OCSD looks to ID man suspected of sexually assaulting autistic male

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Orange County Sheriff's Department Investigators are looking for the community's help to identify a man suspected of sexually assaulting an autistic adult male in the bathroom of the San Juan Capistrano Public Library.


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