CRIME SCENE NEWS
Understanding Cases of Accurate or Mistaken Eyewitness Identification

Through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NIJ has made available a technical report, "Pre-Feedback Eyewitness Statements: Proposed Safeguard against Feedback Effects on Evaluations of Eyewitness Testimony," by Laura Smalarz.

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Conference: Investigation of Crimes Against Vulnerable Victims

Charleston Southern University, in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice and the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, will host a conference, "From Cradle to Cane: Investigation of Crimes Against Vulnerable Victims," March 21-23, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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FTCOE Announces Bloodstain Pattern Webinar

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) announced open registration for a webinar, "Error and Uncertainty in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis," to be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12 - 1:30 p.m. CST.

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Software "Fingerprint" Database Expands

A group of computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working for more than 15 years on an impossible task: to maintain an up-to-date archive of the world’s software. Because the amount of software in circulation keeps growing, they will never enjoy the satisfaction of completing their assignment. But they have succeeded in creating the largest publicly known collection of its kind in the world.

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Registration Open: NIJ's Forensic Science R&D Symposium

Onsite registration for the National Institute of Justice's Forensic Science R&D Symposium opened earlier this month. The symposium is a free and open meeting where attendees can learn about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas.

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OSAC Conference Registration Opens

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced that registration for the 2017 OSAC Conference, coinciding with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now open.

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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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