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Forensic labs today face obstacles beyond the routine processing and analysis of casework. Increasing caseloads, backlogs and tightening budgets to name just a few. We designed Spectrum CE System with the day-to-day challenges of the forensic analyst in mind. Whether that means continuously accessible plates and flexible scheduling, 4-plate capacity or even simple ergonomic considerations like a raised door, Spectrum will make a noticeable improvement in an analyst’s workday.

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Research: Forensic Potential of Individual Microbial Signatures

July 30, 2019
Research published in mBio, a journal by the American Society for Microbiology, and funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice, sought to identify the various factors that affect individual microbial signatures by studying individuals in shared living environments — namely, dormitory buildings.

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Webinar: Suspect Forensic Examinations

August 19, 2019
A webinar on August 29, 2019, presented by EVAWI (End Violence Against Women International) aims to provide step-by-step instructions for providing a suspect examination with evidence collected by a forensic nurse.

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Webinar Covers Opioid Capability and Capacity

August 19, 2019
The NIJ's Forensic Technology Center of Excellence will present an hour-long webinar on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 titled "Improving National Laboratory Capability and Capacity to Measure Human Exposure to Synthetic Opioids".

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Taking Analysts' Needs into Account

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Forensic labs today face obstacles beyond the routine processing and analysis of casework. Increasing caseloads, backlogs and tightening budgets to name just a few. We designed Spectrum CE System with the day-to-day challenges of the forensic analyst in mind. Whether that means continuously accessible plates and flexible scheduling, 4-plate capacity or even simple ergonomic considerations like a raised door, Spectrum will make a noticeable improvement in an analyst’s workday.

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Video Analysis Software Helps Secure New Trial for Case

Spokane, Wash. – July 1, 2019
Video examination software for police investigators, iNPUT-ACE, has helped secure a new trial for a man believed to be falsely convicted of aggravated robbery in 2008 in Bell County, Texas. The case, which has gained national attention, was featured on the first episode of Exhibit A, a provocative crime documentary series that premiered on Netflix on June 28.

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Digital-Image Management at Mass Gravesites

SKELETONIZED REMAINS that were carefully unearthed from the desert sands of Iraq tell their own story: the bones of an adult, still dressed in a woman’s apparel, lie supine. The skull is perforated by a bullet hole. Tucked in the space between the ribs and the left humerus is a much smaller skeleton, bones in the skull un-fused, and the fully clothed body partially swaddled in a blanket.

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