Save the Date: 2017 NIJ R&D Symposium

On February 14, 2017, the National Institute of Justice will present the Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting, which is free and open, provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas.

The symposium agenda covers four subject-matter areas throughout the day: Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence; Forensic Biology/DNA; Anthropology and Microbial Forensics; and Controlled Substances and Toxicology.

Information about registration will be coming soon. You can view the symposium agenda here.

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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.