Analytical Strategies for the Opioid Crisis

In late August 2018, the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice announced publication of a multi-agency research study identifying recent advancements and examining recognized challenges in the fight against synthetic opioids.


The open access article is the product of 14 subject matter experts from NIJ, government, industry, and academia, who looked at potential solutions concerning information sharing and the availability of resources, as well as gaps in knowledge for further research.

The announcement complements NIJ’s portfolio of initiatives addressing the opioid crisis, and demonstrates the importance of public safety and public health collaborations.

You can read the article 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.