CRIME SCENE NEWS
Native Student Scholarship to IACP 2017

NIJ is seeking to sponsor five undergraduate or graduate students, who are American Indian or Alaska Natives studying science, technology, engineering, and math, to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP) conference in Philadelphia on October 21–24, 2017.

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Forensic Odontology Conference Offers Hands-On Training

All That Remains, a Forensic Odontology National Conference, will give dental professionals unique exposure to current forensic dentistry methods and provide hands-on training for individual and mass-disaster casualty identification in death investigations.

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Evaluation of Device for Collection of Postmortem Prints

A grant report authored by Marzena Mulawka and Mike Troy describes an NIJ-funded project that evaluated the potential for using a contactless, 3D fingerprint scanner for the capture of examination-quality postmortem fingerprints.

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Webinar: Animal DNA in Criminal Investigations

A webinar on June 29, 2017, hosted by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence will provide an overview of the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Forensic Unit at UC Davis, and the types of cases encountered in a non-human DNA laboratory. Also included will be the DNA analysis in dogs and sampling and submission of evidence.

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Property Room News - May 2017

Police property and evidence rooms get a lot of media attention, both positive and negative. Here are a few of the recent P&E headlines.

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Evaluation of a Novel Fluorescent Dye

A study recently published by NIJ sought to identify and test a fluorescent dye that will effectively and visibly stain ano-genital tears and abrasions to improve visibility on dark-skinned individuals, given that the use of toluidine blue (TB) to stain such injuries on white skin is not readily visible on dark skin.

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New Books

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals. www.crcpress.com

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