CRIME SCENE NEWS
President's 2019 Budget Request Includes Investments in Law Enforcement

According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice, President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget proposal totals $28 billion for the Department of Justice to support federal law enforcement and criminal justice priorities of our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners. The press release states that the "request represents a comprehensive investment in the Justice mission and includes increases in funding for strengthening security efforts to reduce violent crime, enforce the nation’s immigration laws, combat the opioid epidemic, and continues its commitment to national security."

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NIJ Accepting Applications for Graduate Research Fellowships in STEM

NIJ is seeking proposals for innovative doctoral dissertation research in STEM fields. The Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GRF-STEM) supports doctoral research relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

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Submit Questions for Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium

Participants in two panel discussions on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the 2018 IPTES (Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium) are invited to submit questions online. The symposium will include two panel discussions focused on the use of statistics in forensic examination and testimony.

 

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Understanding Crime Victim Rights

In their latest in the Expert Interview Series, the organization End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) has released an interview that aims to enhance your understanding of the rights of victims of crime and why protect a crime victim's right is so critical.

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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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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.

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