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Video: Processing samples from a plastic surface on the RapidHIT using a swab

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RapidHIT is the market-leading Rapid DNA instrument for Human Identification, generating sample-to-profile results in just 90 minutes. This video is provided by IntegenX to assist our customers in preparing crime scene samples for the RapidHIT.

 

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the kick-off of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. During October, outreach efforts will aim to increase Americans’ understanding of basic cybersecurity practices to stay safe online and the role each of us plays in keeping cyberspace safe and secure.

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NAS Reviews NIJ's Role in Forensic Science

The National Academy of Sciences has published the report Support for Forensic Science Research: Improving the Scientific Role of the National Institute of Justice, which is an independent and rigorous review of NIJ’s contribution to forensic science research and development.

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Webinar: Familial DNA Database Search System

A webinar presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence in September 2015, "Familial DNA Database Search System," is now available to view on demand.

 

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NIJ Funds Research in 2015

In her Director's Corner remark on October 13, 2015, National Institute of Justice Director Nancy Rodriguez reported that for fiscal year 2015, NIJ made "over $156 million in grant awards to more than 210 research projects."

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Case Study: Northeast Crime Lab

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Ask anyone who works in a crime lab about the biggest challenge to their work, and they’ll say the rapid increase in biological evidence and a lack of additional storage space.

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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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