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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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.