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Video: Progress on Testing Sexual Assault Kits

In a video produced by the National Institute of Justice, members from the Nevada Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Working Group describe the importance of using a multidisciplinary, victim-centered approach in addressing complex issues that arise while responding to sexual assault.

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Free Workshop: Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a Technology Transition Workshop, November 11-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, titled Advanced Radiologic Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation.

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Statistics Workshop Offers Free Registration and Travel

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence announced a Technology Transition Workshop: Statistics and Applied Mathematics in Forensic Science (Fall 2016), to be held October 31, 2016 - November 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. For all selected attendees, registration is free and all travel expenses will be paid for by the FTCoE.

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Field Based Narcotics ID

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The utilization of field-based narcotics identification by the Phoenix Police Crime Laboratory has helped the agency ensure speedy prosecution while saving valuable lab resources.

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PFIC 2016: The Conference that Launched a new Discipline with E3

There are many conferences in the digital forensics world that examiners can attend to learn new skills or hone their skills, meet with colleagues and like-minded professionals, and have a good time. However, no other conference incorporates all of those elements into one package better than PFIC, Paraben Corporation’s Forensic Innovation Conference.

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Characterization of Designer Drugs

A new technical report recently made available by the NIJ takes a look at the characterization of designer drugs. The report, Characterization of Designer Drugs: Chemical Stability, Exposure, and Metabolite Identification, Final Summary Overview and Appendix, offers research that aimed to "gain a more thorough understanding of designer drugs with respect to their chemical exposure profiles and biological elimination pathways."

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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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