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.

Smartphone App Launched to Catch Animal Abusers

National Sheriffs’ Association and The Humane Society of the United States partner on new tool to combat animal cruelty

Vacuum Metal Deposition Webinar

NIJ's Forensic Science Technology Center or Excellence (through RTI International) will host a free webinar October 22, 2014 on Vacuum Metal Deposition.

SANE/SAFE/SART Best Practices Workshop Online

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence’s SANE/SAFE/SART Best Practices workshop is now available online. The workshop brought together sexual assault researchers, practitioners and stakeholders to develop a landscape analysis of the best practices in sexual assault response and training curricula. The workshop covered evidence collection, analysis and management as well as victim-centric care.

Training Bulletins Online

The End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) website hosts a variety of training bulletins relevant to professionals who respond to victims of violence against women.

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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.