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ON THE COVER: A variety of researchers are taking advantage of the resources at Texas State University's Forensic Anthropology Research Facility. Projects cover topics such as postmortem interval, vulture scavenging, body location using drones, decomposition odors, and use of GIS to map bone fractures. —Photo courtesy Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University See full article here.

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OSAC... And something about a ship.

When discussing all of the work currently underway at the federal level to strengthen forensic science in the United States, one figure of speech keeps popping up: the ship metaphor.

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New Books

New literature on fingerprint analysis, crime analysis, human scent, human remains, lab management, and drug-facilitated crime.

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Tool Kit: Protecting Evidence at the Scene

A few items to help maintain the integrity of evidence at a scene.

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Forensic Inspiration

How one high school uses forensics to enhance student achievement.

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Digital-Image Management at Mass Gravesites

SKELETONIZED REMAINS that were carefully unearthed from the desert sands of Iraq tell their own story: the bones of an adult, still dressed in a woman’s apparel, lie supine. The skull is perforated by a bullet hole. Tucked in the space between the ribs and the left humerus is a much smaller skeleton, bones in the skull un-fused, and the fully clothed body partially swaddled in a blanket.

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