ETM's Online Extras: November-December 2015

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NIST Corner
Sailing Along: An Update on OSAC
Written by Sharon Nakich
After it was announced in February 2014, the first year for the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) was spent largely on organization of the group itself. But 2015 saw big steps forward toward the group’s mission.

Book Excerpt:
from Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks 
Written by Michelle D. Miranda, PhD
In this excerpt from her new book, Miranda discusses the forensic and investigative uses for tattoos and tattoo inks.
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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.