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Conference: Crimes Against Vulnerable Victims

Jamie Downs, MD (forensX, LLC) and The Shaken Baby Alliance, in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice and its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence at RTI International, are hosting a two-day conference focusing on crimes against our most vulnerable victims—children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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PFIC 2016: The Conference that Launched a new Discipline with E3

There are many conferences in the digital forensics world that examiners can attend to learn new skills or hone their skills, meet with colleagues and like-minded professionals, and have a good time. However, no other conference incorporates all of those elements into one package better than PFIC, Paraben Corporation’s Forensic Innovation Conference.

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New Open Source Software for Bloodstains

A paper recently released by Daniel Attinger, Ph.D. describes "fundamental and collaborative research to better understand the formation of bloodstains."

 

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Analysis of Drugs of Abuse in Human Hair

A new technical report released via the NIJ details research that aimed resolve whether false-positive test results caused by environmental contamination are a significant concern in the analysis of hair for the purpose of identifying drug use.

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Video: Expanding Sexual Assault Kit Testing

In a video presented during the National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium, September 8-9, 2016 in Washington, DC, members from the Nevada Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Working Group describe the importance of using a multidisciplinary, victim-centered approach in addressing complex issues that arise while responding to sexual assault.

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Free Course: Crime Scene First Responder

August 30, 2016 — The International Crime Scene Investigators Association announced today their first online course, free to all law enforcement, anywhere in the world. The course is a refresher for patrol officers as first responders at the crime scene.

 

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Image Clarification Workflow

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I received a call from Ocean Systems asking if I would like to beta test their newest software—ClearID v2.0 Image Clarification Workflow. The new progam has filters that were designed for use with Adobe’s Photoshop graphics-editing program.

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