CRIME SCENE NEWS
Explaining the 2015 Homicide Rise

When media reports indicated that there was an increase in the number of homicides across U.S. cities in 2015, NIJ commissioned a white paper by Dr. Richard Rosenfeld to examine the size and scope of the homicide increase based on data collected from police departments in 56 U.S. cities. The paper explores several possible explanations to this rise and identifies what further data and research is needed to confirm which explanations contributed to the increase in homicides. 

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NIJ, IACP Offer Scholarships for 2016 IACP Conference

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to offer 10 merit-based scholarships for mid-rank law enforcement officers to attend the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Expo in San Diego, California, as part of the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program.

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Training: Core Essentials of Crime Scene Investigation

-Special Advertising Section-
Forensic Training Source is excited to announce The Core Essentials of Crime Scene Investigation! Session I begins August 8-26, 2016.

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ASCLD 2016 Symposium - Another Success Story in Forensics

The 2016 American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium was held April 24-28, 2016 in Bellevue, Wash. The theme of the meeting was "Inspired Leadership: Developing a Culture of Excellence" and the meeting both inspired forensic leaders and presented attendees with several excellent presentations and workshops.

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P&E News - May 2016

 Property and evidence rooms making headlines across the United States...

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Webinar: How to Plan a Successful Training for Law Enforcement

An upcoming, free webinar from End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) will focus on how to plan a successful training event for law enforcement and other allied professionals. The 90-minute online event on June 8 will cover training topics such as:

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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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