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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Interview with an Expert

One of the more specialized areas of crime-scene investigation has to do with searching for evidence of arson. To get some background in this area, we spoke with an individual who has had more than 46 years in fire service, 24 of which have focused specifically on fire/arson investigation.