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Upcoming Conference: Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction
Written by KRISTI MAYO   
Thursday, 26 January 2017

The 2017 conference for the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) is set in Black Hawk Colorado at the Ameristar Hotel. The conference, to be held February 7-9, 2017, covers subjects ranging from Bloodstain pattern analysis and shooting incident reconstruction, to clandestine grave investigations and accident reconstruction. Experts from around the world attend this informative gathering. Other subjects discussed include complex crime scene investigations, officer-involved shooting incidents, and the Aurora, Colorado Theater Shooting Investigation.

You can see more information at www.acsr.org

 
Disruptive Tech: The Rise of Augmented Reality Apps
Written by Tricia Hussung, Software Guild   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016

In partnership with Nintendo, Niantic Labs created an augmented reality (AR) app, Pokemon Go, that is responsible for raising Nintendo’s stock and adding $7.5 billion to the company. Just two days after it was released on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, the app surpassed Tinder in downloads and Twitter in daily active users.

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Getting Involved in Open Source Projects
Written by Gabe Duverge, Software Guild   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Android. Linux. Mozilla Firefox. All three started out as open source projects, which offer a unique opportunity for programmers to hone their skills and gain experience collaborating with others on software development. But for beginning programmers, open source projects can seem daunting. That’s why we’ve put together a guide that shows you how to find open source projects and start contributing to them.

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Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Written by Jerrod Brown, Forensic Scholars Today   
Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A new issue of Forensic Scholars Today (Volume 2, Issue 1) — an electronic publication by Concordia University-Saint Paul—features articles to help criminal justice and mental health professionals better understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Forensic Scholars Today Editor-in-Chief Jerrod Brown shares some thoughts on the focus of this issue.

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Practically Speaking
Written by Kristi Mayo, Evidence Technology Magazine   
Monday, 18 January 2016

There’s a theory behind everything: the system of ideas or principles that dictate why and how we do what we do. Around those theories we build a framework of method and procedure. But over that framework, to complete the structure of a standard operating procedure, we must also include practicality—the way we actually get the job done, efficiently, here in the real world.

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Editorial

ONE OF THE CHALLENGES of writing and editing a magazine is telling a story in a relatively small amount of space. Sometimes it seems like there is never enough room to say everything that needs to be said. I find myself making tough decisions about what parts stay and what parts go.

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