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NIJ Launches Funding Webinar Series

The National Institute of Justice will be hosting six educational webinars about solicitations that are new this year, or contain key changes. The webinars are free and will help interested stakeholders learn more about the research goals, technical and submission requirements, and program objectives.

 

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Property and Evidence Rooms in the News

From items gone missing to cash unexpectedly found, police department's property and evidence rooms frequent the headlines. Here's just a few from the last month.

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Investigating Sexual Assault Against People with Disabilities

A six-part series from the organization End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) explores, from a law enforcement perspective, the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults perpetrated against people with disabilities. The series of articles can be accessed for free at the EVAWI website.

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How Foreclosures Affect Crime Rates

As millions of homes across the country slipped into foreclosure, national media outlets reported anecdotal evidence suggesting that foreclosed properties increase neighborhood crime. NIJ funded three research studies to offer some clarity to the discussion. The three studies, which used different methods, seem to agree that foreclosures and bank-owned properties do not increase criminal activity, except in certain sections of specific U.S. cities.

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Ductless Fume Hood Keeps Personnel Safe

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Erlab’s CaptairFlex ductless fume hood keeps the Portsmouth Police Department’s personnel safe.

 

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Video: Universal Imaging System

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The Universal Imaging System features the SceneScope RUVIS UHD 16MP Ultra High Definition camera. The camera has the ability to capture: UV, Visible, and Infrared images with the same camera. From a range of 250nm to 1100nm.

 

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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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