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Become an NIJ Peer Reviewer

The National Institute of Justice is interested in expanding their pool of peer reviewers. According to a recent NIJ announcement, "As a peer reviewer, you will provide an important service to NIJ and the field through your critical feedback as we develop and execute our research agenda."

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New Books for March 2018

Here's a few new titles in forensic science: Forensic Ecogenomics; Digital and Document Examination; HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory; Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual; and A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology.

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NIST Short Documentary Wins Award

NIST's short documentary, Detective X: (Re) Discovering Wilmer Souder, received Best Biography Film at the 2018 Tech Doc Fest in Seattle, Washington.

 

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Organization Seeks Nominations for Forensic Nurse Awards

The International Association of Forensic Nurses Awards Committee has officially opened its Call for Award Nominations. Each year, the Association seeks to identify and recognize those individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of forensic nursing and to the growth and success of International Association of Forensic Nurses.

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Landscape Study of Alternate Light Sources Released

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence released in January 2018 "A Landscape Study of Alternate Light Sources." The goal of the report is to provide the reader with a basic understanding of alternate light sources (ALS), as well as their use, benefits, and limitations.

 

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President's 2019 Budget Request Includes Investments in Law Enforcement

According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice, President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget proposal totals $28 billion for the Department of Justice to support federal law enforcement and criminal justice priorities of our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners. The press release states that the "request represents a comprehensive investment in the Justice mission and includes increases in funding for strengthening security efforts to reduce violent crime, enforce the nation’s immigration laws, combat the opioid epidemic, and continues its commitment to national security."

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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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