DOJ Solidifies Commitment to Scientific Integrity

The U.S. Department of Justice has released its Scientific and Research Integrity Policy, which affirms NIJ’s independence and the Department’s commitment to producing scientific materials that are free from political interference and policy advocacy.

The statement is designed to promote and ensure the objectivity and independence of the Department’s scientific endeavors. It lays out principles for maintaining and strengthening a culture of scientific validity and reliability.

You can download the statement here.

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New Books

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals.