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Technology and Policing in the 21st Century

A report by Kevin Strom, "Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategy in the 21st Century" — funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice — "examined the types of technology that U.S. law enforcement agencies are acquiring and using," and how that technology is affecting change in the field.

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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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Digital-Image Management at Mass Gravesites

SKELETONIZED REMAINS that were carefully unearthed from the desert sands of Iraq tell their own story: the bones of an adult, still dressed in a woman’s apparel, lie supine. The skull is perforated by a bullet hole. Tucked in the space between the ribs and the left humerus is a much smaller skeleton, bones in the skull un-fused, and the fully clothed body partially swaddled in a blanket.

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