CRIME SCENE NEWS
Trauma Informed Interviewing and Investigations

December 31, 2019 — EVAWI (End Violence Against Women International) recently announced a new training bulletin series exploring the benefits and limits of using advances in neuroscience to help with the way interviews are conducted with victims of traumatic events.

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Prosecutors in Cosby Case to Speak at Conference

January 16, 2020 — At the 2020 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Violence Across the Lifespan, EVAWI (End Violence Against Women International) will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from three of the prosecutors involved in the Bill Cosby case.

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NIJ Seeks Applications for Graduate Research Fellowship

January 17, 2020 — The National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding innovative doctoral dissertation research that is relevant to preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

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FAA Announces Changes to Application - Including Drone Pilots

December 16, 2019 — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 13, 2020, will launch improvements to the way it tests all applicants for an FAA airman certificate for all certificated pilots (including drone pilots).

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Justice Dept Honors Criminal Investigators

December 3, 2019 — As part of the 3rd Annual Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, Attorney General William P. Barr recognized several law enforcement professionals for their work in criminal investigations.

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Program Promotes 'Video Literacy' for Law Enforcement

December 4, 2019 — Manufacturers of police body-worn video cameras have sold approximately 400,000 cameras this year alone, mostly to U.S. agencies. Despite the prolific use of the visual evidence collections systems, few departments have trained their officers to properly examine the video. A recent survey conducted for the International Association of Chiefs of Police showed the vast majority of agencies in North America offer little or no training to investigators about how to properly use digital video evidence.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.

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