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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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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.

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