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Online resource selected to receive award for excellence

The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law (NCSTL) at Stetson University College of Law—located in Gulfport, Florida—has been selected to receive the 2010 August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award in the category of Innovation in Forensic Technology. The award was established by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) “to honor the proactive, innovative use of forensic technologies by law enforcement.” The 2010 award will be presented to the NCSTL on October 24 at the IACP’s 117th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Stetson’s National Clearinghouse provides a unique online resource that concentrates on the nexus of science, technology, and the law, educating and sharing information with scientists, legal professionals, law enforcement, academics, and the public. Its forensic research database provides more than 100,000 resources about forensic science and technology, the law of scientific evidence, and expert witnesses. Best of all, there are no subscription fees, making the NCSTL the most extensive free compilation of forensic resources available in the world.

The search page allows for three levels of searching thousands of records: Keyword, Quick, and Expert. Searches can be narrowed by forensic field, the kind of resource you want to search for, or you can even search within a particular publication. To start searching this online resource now, go to:

"Item of Interest," ETM Staff
July-August 2010 (Volume 8, Number 4)
Evidence Technology Magazine
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