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Funding Postconviction DNA Testing

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funds that would help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses where actual innocence might be demonstrated.

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Calling Forensic Scientists: OSAC

Apply now to join the NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees.

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New Developments in Fingerprint Capture Technology
NIJ’s Sensor, Surveillance, and Biometric Technologies (SSBT) Center of Excellence (CoE) has undertaken an evaluation of fingerprint data gathered from traditional two dimensional (2D) contact-based fingerprint devices and techniques versus fingerprint data generated by next-generation three dimensional (3D) contactless fingerprint scanners. The following grant reports provide details on this project:
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NIJ Seeks Proposals for Funding for DNA Backlog Reduction Program
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking proposals for funding for the FY 2014 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program. The program aims to provide funds that will assist states and units of local government in processing more DNA samples and reducing DNA-analysis backlogs.
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Sufficiency in Friction Ridge Examination

A report recently made available by the NIJ through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service focuses on the concept of "sufficiency" in friction ridge examination.

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Keeping up with NIJ Research

The NIJ recently released its Research Report Digest, Issues 13 and 14. Topics include collecting DNA at arrest, predictive policing, advanced Raman spectroscopy methods, and a review of scales for forensic photography.

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Crime Scene Revisited

Faces of the victims recovered from the scene of a genocide.

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