Research on Body-Worn Cameras and Law Enforcement

New body-worn camera page launched on

How FARO training is assisting Law Enforcement

-Sponsored- The number of US Law Enforcement agencies using FOCUS3D laser scanners from FARO® Technologies, Inc. and their robust 3D document and measurement training, is growing at a phenomenal rate. Affordability and portability are key reasons for the scanner’s popularity, but there are other notable reasons to consider.

Forensic Evidence and Sexual Assault

A new technical report was recently made available by NIJ through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Forensic Evidence and Criminal Justice Outcomes in a Statewide Sample of Sexual Assault Cases (pdf, 220 pages).

Using Rapid DNA at Booking

The third free, online course in the Rapid DNA series — hosted by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors and NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence — is now available on demand. The course focuses on Rapid DNA integration of booking station instruments into CODIS.

Death Investigation Accredited Course Online

The University of North Dakota is offering an NIJ-funded training series on Death Investigation for death investigators, coroners, law enforcement or physicians. This series is made up of four online courses that cover the basic principles, protocols, and tools used in death investigation; the importance of addressing the mental health needs of first responders and investigators; how cultural and religious concerns can impact death investigation; and basic types of traumatic injury.

Forensic Science Award Winners Announced

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced in October the winners of its 2014 August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.