CSI Terminated for Using Personal ALS at Crime Scene

An October 26, 2018 press release from the Houston Forensic Science Center in Houston, Texas stated that a crime scene investigator was terminated "following an investigation into a quality incident that revealed she had violated policy and protocol while conducting work on evidence."

Webinar: Uncovering Sexual Assault in Domestic Violence Calls

A recent webinar presented by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) focused on helping law enforcement learn how to better identify and respond to possible sexual assault in domestic-violence calls.

Nearly Half of Local and State Agencies Using Body-Worn Cameras

Nearly half of state and local law enforcement agencies in the United States had acquired body-worn cameras (BWCs) by 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced on November 16, 2018.

Justice Department Awards $49 Million to Improve Collection of Crime Data

The Bureau of Justice Statistics announced on October 1, 2018 that it will award more than $49 million to states and local law enforcement agencies to help them transition to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). This is the largest single-year amount ever awarded for this project.

Virtual 5K and Scholarship Opportunities for 2019 EVAWI Conference

The organization End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is offering several ways for law enforcement to receive scholarships to the 2019 International Conference on Sexual Assualt, Intimate Partner Violence and Increasing Awareness in San Diego, California April 22-24, 2019.

Grant Funding Aims to Protect Children

The Office of Justice Programs announced on October 15, 2018 the awards of more than $104.2 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal jurisdictions’ capabilities to protect children and respond to juvenile victimization.

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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.