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Postmortem Interval and Microbial Populations

According to a report by researchers at the Department of Entomology of Texas A&M University, microbes represent 99% of somatic cells in and on a human body … but can those organisms be used to predict the time since death?

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The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

According to End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), the most common request the organization receives is currently for training on the effects of trauma on neurobiology and the implications for conducting trauma-informed interviews and investigations. In response, EVAWI has announced that Dr. Rebecca Campbell has agreed to provide critically needed training in this FREE 90-minute webinar.

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Mental Health and Children of Responders

Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a Depression and Anxiety study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers.

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Video: Detective Reflects on How Education Helped Career

-Sponsored- Evander Brim is a graduate of Columbia College and is now working as a detective. He calls Columbia College's criminal justice program "second to none" and says it has helped him go for a greater career. Click to watch the video.

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Step Ahead for Rapid DNA

-Sponsored- Morpho partners with IntegenX to offer Rapid DNA identification technology.

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Cold Case Class Prepares Students for Future

-Sponsored- Experiential learning – learning while doing – is a cornerstone of a Columbia College education, something extremely important when students go into criminal justice or forensic science. To make sure students are prepared, Columbia College offers a Cold Case Homicide class.

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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.

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