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NIST Corner: Complex DNA Mixtures

NIST tools help forensic biologists interpret complex DNA mixtures.

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Terminology in Forensics: Its Use and Abuse

When improper terminology is applied to evidentiary items, confusion is introduced that can make it difficult or even impossible to interpret the case at hand.

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Technology: The Trojan Horse of Change

Helping shape the future of crime scene management.

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Getting a Handle on Processing Vehicles

A technique for finding, processing, and recovering latent prints from the back of an interior car-door handle.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.

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