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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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The Brain, Trauma, and Interviews

A new training bulletin from the organization End Violence Against Women International provides basic information about the brain and explores the impact of trauma on behavior and memory. It then highlights the implications for law enforcement interviews conducted with victims of sexual assault and other traumatic crimes.

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Are Those Fly Feces or Bloodstains?

University faculty have won a $154K grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop a technique for law enforcement to distinguish fly artifacts from human bloodstains.

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Identifying Criminal Nuclear Activity

Determining if an individual has handled nuclear materials, such as uranium or plutonium, is a challenge national defense agencies currently face. The standard protocol to detect uranium exposure is through a urine sample; however, urine is able to only identify those who have been exposed recently. Now, scientists at the University of Missouri have developed procedures that will better identify individuals exposed to uranium within one year. Scientists and homeland security experts believe this noninvasive procedure could identify individuals who may be smuggling nuclear materials for criminal purposes.

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New Sexual Assault Glossary Online

The FTCoE, in collaboration with the Center for Nursing Excellence International (CFNEI), recently developed a sexual assault glossary for medical, law enforcement, and legal professionals.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.

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