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New Guide: Building 21st-Century Forensic Labs

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) handbook provides law enforcement agencies with a detailed how-to guide on the planning, design, construction and relocation of forensic science laboratories. The document not only outlines the process of creating a new crime lab from start to finish, it also provides guidance on integrating the latest scientific developments, efficiency improvements and sustainability practices.

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Research and Development of Impression Evidence

Through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NIJ has made available a following final technical report from researchers at Pace University that explains an effort to establish an optimal formula composition of a Magneto-Rheological (MR) casting fluid.

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Handwriting Analysis Webcast Archived Online

The Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference took place on June 4-5, 2013 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Campus in Gaithersburg, Md.

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2013 Latent Hit of the Year Award

The FBI has released its 2013 "Latent Hit of the Year Award". This year, the honor goes to three individuals from the San Bernardino County (California) Sheriff's Department who played a role in solving a 1999 murder of a San Bernardino jeweler.

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Communication Makes All the Difference

How One Researcher-Practitioner Team Did It

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How Facial Recognition Technology Helps

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) - a leading U.S. provider of identity solutions to federal, state and local governments - recently released a new infographic outlining how facial recognition technology helps law enforcement agencies bring criminals to justice.

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Image Clarification Workflow

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I received a call from Ocean Systems asking if I would like to beta test their newest software—ClearID v2.0 Image Clarification Workflow. The new progam has filters that were designed for use with Adobe’s Photoshop graphics-editing program.

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