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New Imaging Workstation Advances the Science of Fingerprint Detection

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Foster + Freeman Ltd, manufacturer of leading forensic science products, is pleased to announce the launch of DCS 5, the world’s most advanced fingerprint detection, capture, and enhancement workstation.

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EvidenceMagazine.com Selected as 1 of “20 Cool Forensics & CSI Blogs”

ForensicsColleges.com recently published a list of “20 Cool Forensics & CSI Blogs”, and Evidence Technology Magazine was included at the top of the list.

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Scholarship Honors Sacrifices of Families in Law Enforcement

Fales & Fales, P.A., a Maine law firm that represents victims of personal injuries and wrongful death, has announced a scholarship opportunity for undergraduates and law students who have family ties to law enforcement. All students who have family members that are either active in or retired from law enforcement and who will be enrolled in an accredited university or law school during the Fall 2015 semester are encouraged to apply.

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New Funding for Body-Worn Camera Program

The Department of Justice announced on May 1, 2015, a $20 million Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Partnership Program to respond to the immediate needs of local and tribal law enforcement organizations. The investment includes $17 million in competitive grants for the purchase of body-worn cameras, $2 million for training and technical assistance, and $1 million for the development of evaluation tools to study best practices. The pilot program is part of President Obama’s proposal to invest $75 million over three years to purchase 50,000 body-worn cameras for law enforcement agencies.

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Five Things About Sexual Assault Kits

Investments in research have dramatically improved the science of forensic DNA testing and our understanding of sexual assault kits. NIJ has released Five Things About Sexual Assault Kits to explain what we know and don’t yet know about sexual assault kits based on research to date.

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Should Burglary Be Considered a Violent Crime?

In a report recently made available by NIJ through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, authors Richard F. Culp, Ph.D., Phillip M. Kopp, Ph.D., and Candace McCoy, J.D., Ph.D. examined national data to determine whether burglary should be considered a violent crime.

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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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