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NIST Hosts Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering a conference on forensic handwriting analysis for forensic science professionals. The events will be free to attend and viewable via live webcasts.

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Technology Institute for Law Enforcement

Registration is now open for the next Technology Institute for Law Enforcement, a program offered by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to help law enforcement officers to learn about and discuss technology initiatives and issues affecting the law enforcement community.

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Forensic Symposium Webcast Available

Three days' worth of presentations on forensic science are now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Law Enforcement Standards Office.

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Legal Professionals Program

A free two-day program hosted by the West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative, in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), offers the basics legal professionals need to effectively apply forensic information in court.

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Applied CSI Training Leaves Its Mark in the Field

In May 2010, Investigator Jennie Garcia, a crime scene examiner with the North Richland Hills police department in Texas responded to a robbery at a local bank. No one was injured and the perpetrator had already fled the scene when police arrived, getting away with a substantial amount of the bank’s cash. Investigator Garcia took the lead in investigating the case.

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Advanced Medical Imaging

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announced an online training course: Advanced Medical Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation, scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1 pm ET.

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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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