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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