CRIME SCENE NEWS
Statistics: Reports of Violent Victimizations

On December 7, 2017, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics released estimates of crime from the 2016 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

 

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Archived Webinar: Corroborating Evidence and Case Review

The organization End Violence Against Women International recently hosted a webinar, "After the Interview - Now the Work Begins: Corroborating Evidence and Case Review." If you missed it, the course is now archived on the EVAWI website.

 

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Investigating Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault Cases

The organization End Violence Against Women International has released the latest installment of its Expert Interview Series, which focuses on investigating and prosecuting alcohol facilitated sexual assault cases.

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Registration Open for 2018 Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence Symposium

The NIJ's Forensic Technology Center of Excellence recently announced that registration has opened for the 2018 Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence Symposium on January 22-25, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia.

 

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Funding for Research Assistantships with NIJ

The NIJ recently announced that doctoral students can now apply to get funding to work with NIJ research scientists. The Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. The program is newly designed and welcomes students from an array of disciplines to apply their expertise to the criminal justice field.

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Case Study Looks in on Body-Worn Cameras

A case study conducted in conjunction with the Queensland Police Service in Australia and a manufacturer of body-worn cameras demonstrated the effects of body-worn cameras on domestic and family violence (DFV) cases. The case study showed an increase in charges filed, arrests, and convictions for DFV cases following a deployment of 5,100 body-worn cameras by the agency.

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Editorial

ONE OF THE CHALLENGES of writing and editing a magazine is telling a story in a relatively small amount of space. Sometimes it seems like there is never enough room to say everything that needs to be said. I find myself making tough decisions about what parts stay and what parts go.

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