CRIME SCENE NEWS
Improving Tattoo Recognition

An international group of experts from industry, academia and government gathered recently at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to discuss challenges and potential approaches to automated tattoo recognition, which could assist law enforcement in the identification of criminals and victims.

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Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium Coming in August

NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting the Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium from August 25-27, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas. If you are an impression, pattern, or trace evidence expert, this symposium is the ideal place to explore new developments, technologies, and technical advancements.

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Webinar Recording: Sexual Assault on Campus

To provide information on how schools and communities can address campus sexual assault, NIJ’s Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence partnered with Duquesne University to hold a seminar bringing together law enforcement, medical professionals, prosecutors and university staff. This webinar explores the obligations and challenges surrounding Title IX, how campus and criminal investigations can coordinate, the role of a sexual assault nurse examiner, and prosecuting campus sexual assaults.

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Property & Evidence Headlines - June 2015

 Here are some headlines about law enforcement property and evidence rooms from across the United States.

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New Chemical, Narcotic, and Explosive Identifier

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The PGR-1064™ Chemical, Narcotic and Explosive Identifier from Chemring Sensors and Electronics Systems is a handheld Raman spectrometer providing laboratory-quality identification of unknown chemicals, explosives and narcotics in fielded environments.
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Property & Evidence Headlines - May 2015

Here are some headlines about law enforcement property and evidence rooms from across the United States.

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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.

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