CRIME SCENE NEWS
Quantifying the Weight of Forensic Evidence

On May 5 and 6, 2016, NIST hosted a technical colloquium on an important question facing virtually every branch of forensic science today: How should forensic examiners quantify the weight of evidence they find in a case? This was the first technical colloquium in the United States to focus specifically on this issue, and it generated an animated and much needed exchange of ideas.

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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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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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