CRIME SCENE NEWS
Study Examines Link Between First Responders and Suicide

A white paper commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation has revealed that first responders (policemen and firefighters) are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. In 2017, there were at least 103 firefighter suicides and 140 police officer suicides. In contrast, 93 firefighters and 129 police officers died in the line of duty. Suicide is a result of mental illness, including depression and PTSD, which stems from constant exposure to death and destruction.

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Rice Univ Team's Drones Aren't Just for Show

Light-laden drones over the Super Bowl and Olympics were attractive demonstrations of the technology, but Rice University students have higher aspirations for their flying flocks.

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Understanding Victim Trauma

As part of its FAQ miniseries with nationally recognized experts on the neurobiology of trauma, the organization End Violence Against Women International recently released a series of videos with Dr. James W. Hopper, instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School.

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New Partnership Combats Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes

Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to combatting the sexual exploitation of children, today announced its partnership with Magnet Forensics, a global leader in the development of digital investigation software. The partnership will further enable child exploitation investigators’ efforts to better identify and convict perpetrators and use technology to rescue and protect children.

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Learning About Aquatic Death Investigation

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence recently published an In-Brief document that summarizes the key points taken from an October 2017 class, Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation.

 

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Ohio Seeks Technologies to Address Opioid Epidemic

Ohio is one step closer to finding new solutions in the battle against drug abuse and addiction. The second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge will accelerate the development of technology in four innovation Challenges. The goal is that these technology-based discoveries will help prevent and treat addiction and overdoses.

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Editorial

ONE OF THE CHALLENGES of writing and editing a magazine is telling a story in a relatively small amount of space. Sometimes it seems like there is never enough room to say everything that needs to be said. I find myself making tough decisions about what parts stay and what parts go.

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