Item of Interest

View, read, share, save, and print this article
as it appeared in the print edition now, online!

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: www.ncstl.org/search


ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED:
"Item of Interest," ETM Staff
July-August 2010 (Volume 8, Number 4)
Evidence Technology Magazine
Buy Back Issue

 
< Prev






Product News

Six interchangeable LED lamps

highlight the features of the OPTIMAX Multi-Lite Forensic Inspection Kit from Spectronics Corporation. This portable kit is designed for crime-scene investigation, gathering evidence, and work in the forensic laboratory. The LEDs provide six single-wavelength light sources, each useful for specific applications, from bodily fluids to fingerprints. The wavelengths are: UV-A (365 nm), blue (450 nm), green (525 nm), amber (590 nm), red (630 nm), and white light (400-700 nm). The cordless flashlight weighs only 15 oz. To learn more, go to: www.spectroline.com

Read more...