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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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Digital Forensics Rescues Retro Video Games and Software

Starting in the mid-1980s, a young man named Stephen Cabrinety filled his home with video games and software. Unopened boxes were piled to the ceilings—everything from early word processing programs such as WordStar to vintage releases of Pong, Doom and SimCity. Although at the time some might have thought he suffered a peculiar obsession, today the Cabrinety collection is considered a priceless snapshot of our culture—one captured just as the digital tsunami that would forever change our civilization was hitting our shores.

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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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