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FTCOE Announces Bloodstain Pattern Webinar

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) announced open registration for a webinar, "Error and Uncertainty in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis," to be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12 - 1:30 p.m. CST.

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Software "Fingerprint" Database Expands

A group of computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working for more than 15 years on an impossible task: to maintain an up-to-date archive of the world’s software. Because the amount of software in circulation keeps growing, they will never enjoy the satisfaction of completing their assignment. But they have succeeded in creating the largest publicly known collection of its kind in the world.

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Registration Open: NIJ's Forensic Science R&D Symposium

Onsite registration for the National Institute of Justice's Forensic Science R&D Symposium opened earlier this month. The symposium is a free and open meeting where attendees can learn about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas.

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OSAC Conference Registration Opens

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced that registration for the 2017 OSAC Conference, coinciding with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now open.

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Landscape Study Looks at Mobile Evidential Breath Alcohol Instruments

A new report was recently released that provides a landscape of select mobile evidential breath alcohol instruments and factors impacting their implementation and use.

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Florida Division IAI Hosts 2016 Conference

The Florida Division of the International Association for Identification, the IAI’s largest division, has held another successful educational training conference at the Miami Downtown Hilton. The FDIAI 57th Annual Training Conference was held October 23rd-27th, 2016.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.

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