NIST Short Documentary Wins Award

NIST's short documentary, Detective X: (Re) Discovering Wilmer Souder, received Best Biography Film at the 2018 Tech Doc Fest in Seattle, Washington.


Organization Seeks Nominations for Forensic Nurse Awards

The International Association of Forensic Nurses Awards Committee has officially opened its Call for Award Nominations. Each year, the Association seeks to identify and recognize those individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of forensic nursing and to the growth and success of International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Landscape Study of Alternate Light Sources Released

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence released in January 2018 "A Landscape Study of Alternate Light Sources." The goal of the report is to provide the reader with a basic understanding of alternate light sources (ALS), as well as their use, benefits, and limitations.


President's 2019 Budget Request Includes Investments in Law Enforcement

According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice, President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget proposal totals $28 billion for the Department of Justice to support federal law enforcement and criminal justice priorities of our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners. The press release states that the "request represents a comprehensive investment in the Justice mission and includes increases in funding for strengthening security efforts to reduce violent crime, enforce the nation’s immigration laws, combat the opioid epidemic, and continues its commitment to national security."

NIJ Accepting Applications for Graduate Research Fellowships in STEM

NIJ is seeking proposals for innovative doctoral dissertation research in STEM fields. The Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GRF-STEM) supports doctoral research relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

Submit Questions for Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium

Participants in two panel discussions on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the 2018 IPTES (Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium) are invited to submit questions online. The symposium will include two panel discussions focused on the use of statistics in forensic examination and testimony.


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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.