NIJ, IACP Offer Scholarships for 2016 IACP Conference

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to offer 10 merit-based scholarships for mid-rank law enforcement officers to attend the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Expo in San Diego, California, as part of the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program.

Selected officers will have access to exclusive education and networking opportunities in addition to full access to conference workshops and other related activities, including:

  • NIJ Saturday Session, “What Works and What Matters in Policing”
  • Participation in the IACP Research Advisory Committee meeting
  • Private roundtable events with IACP and NIJ leadership to discuss priorities in policing research
  • Orientation dinner with incoming and current scholars, NIJ, and IACP personnel
  • Attendance at the IACP Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Awards banquet

The application deadiline is July 8, 2016.

Click here to learn more and apply.

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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.