CRIME SCENE NEWS
Forensic Markers of Physical Elder Abuse

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) archives and disseminates data on crime and justice for secondary analysis. In August, NACJD released a dataset, "Forensic Markers of Physical Elder Abuse", by principal investigator Diana C. Homeier with the University of Southern California.

 

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New Organization Serves Forensic Nursing

A new organization, the Academy of Forensic Nursing, was recently announced. The group of advanced nursing providers, nurse practitioners, educators, researchers, and nurse advocates was formed to aid in the development and expansion of the forensic nursing specialty.

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New Books for September 2018

New titles covering the identification of teeth, crime scene investigation, and psychology are now available.

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Webinar: Gender Inclusive Care for Victims of Sexual Assault

A webinar from the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence on August 30, 2018 will discuss considerations to best serve sexual assault victims of LGBTQ community, particularly transgender survivors, and present case studies to illustrate gender inclusive responses to sexual assault.

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Museum to Host 9/11 Forensic Expert

As we approach the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will be hosting a special guest speaker who will share his story of working at Ground Zero in New York. Arthur Bohanan, a forensic expert, will be speaking at the museum on Saturday September 8, 2018. His presentation is included in the museum admission, with talks scheduled for 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.

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NIJ Selects 2018 LEADS Program Scholars

August 15, 2018 — The National Institute of Justice announced its new class of scholars for the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program. The 2018 scholars come from 10 departments across 10 states, and collectively have over 170 years of law enforcement experience. They come from departments ranging from 114 officers to the largest police department in America, NYPD, with 40,000.

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Product News

Six interchangeable LED lamps

highlight the features of the OPTIMAX Multi-Lite Forensic Inspection Kit from Spectronics Corporation. This portable kit is designed for crime-scene investigation, gathering evidence, and work in the forensic laboratory. The LEDs provide six single-wavelength light sources, each useful for specific applications, from bodily fluids to fingerprints. The wavelengths are: UV-A (365 nm), blue (450 nm), green (525 nm), amber (590 nm), red (630 nm), and white light (400-700 nm). The cordless flashlight weighs only 15 oz. To learn more, go to: www.spectroline.com

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