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New Books Cover Toxic Chemicals and Child Abuse

September 14, 2020 — Elsevier recently announced the publication of two new titles in the area of forensics: Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management; and Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Third Edition.

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Webinar: Prophylactic Care for Sexual Assault

September 14, 2020 — A free webinar on Wednesday, September 16 at 12 pm EST will focus on Prophylactic Management of the Patient Who Discloses Sexual Assault. Presented by the Academy of Forensic Nursing, the webinar is geared toward forensic nurses, advanced practice providers, and emergency department/health-care providers.

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Study Looks at Toner Particles as Forensic Evidence

September 14, 2020 — A study published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences examined printing toners to determine whether they could be a useful form of forensic evidence.

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Report Released from Forum on Opioids and Emerging Drug Threats

August 6, 2020 — In July 2019, the National Institute of Justice and its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence hosted the National Opioid and Emerging Drug Threats Policy and Practice Forum in Washington, DC. the FTCoE has made a full report on the forum, as well as archived videos of the proceedings, available on its website.

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Webinar: Medications for Sexual-Assault Patients

August 17, 2020 — The Academy of Forensic Nursing will present a webinar on September 16 at 12 pm EST titled "Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Prophylaxis Pharmacology of Sexual Assault Forensic Nursing". The webinar, geared toward forensic nurses, advanced practice providers, and emergency department / health-care providers is available for free.

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Webinar: Effects of DNA Extraction Methods on Recovery, Degradation, and Loss

August 17, 2020 — In a one-hour webinar scheduled for Thursday, August 20, speakers will discuss a study that examined the effects of various extraction methods on DNA recovery, degradation, and loss. The webinar is presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

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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.

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