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.

New Books

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

Tool Kit: Protecting Evidence at the Scene

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

Forensic Inspiration

How one high school uses forensics to enhance student achievement.


Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.