Webinar: Criminal Jury Trials During COVID-19

April 22, 2021 — A free, 90-minute webinar hosted by the Academy of Forensic Nursing on May 5 will address the potential impact of pandemic safety measures on criminal jury trials, as well as strategies for protecting the integrity of the proceedings.

Policing on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis

April 21, 2021 — A new publication from the COPS Office, Policing on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis, discusses the challenge of reconciling the conflicts that can arise when law enforcement officers are asked to play three roles: emergency response, public safety, and law enforcement.

New Research Improves Vehicle Inspections at Security Checkpoints

April 13, 2021 — Federal agencies screen an average of 235,000 vehicles every day for illegal contraband, explosives and other potential threats in the United States. This important work is performed at secure facilities across the nation and at hundreds of ports of entry (POE) and checkpoints along our border. The sheer volume and need for the efficient throughput of vehicles at inspection sites may present challenges during examination of vehicles and their occupants.

A New Way to Report Sexual Assault

April 21, 2021 — EVAWI is partnering with VictimsVoice to create a self-guided, online interviewing tool for sexual assault victims to report to law enforcement. The project is funded through a prestigious American Bar Endowment (ABE) 2021 Opportunity Grant, one of only 15 awarded across the U.S.

Free Screening of Feature Film 'Test Pattern'

April 21, 2021 — The Academy of Forensic Nursing, along with Leda Health, will be screening the film Test Pattern on April 28, followed by a Q&A panel. Intended for all advocates, nurses, lawyers, and allies, the movie "is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America."

Website Announces Best Criminal Justice Degree Programs

March 17, 2021 —, a resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 50 Criminal Justice Degree Programs for 2021. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 153 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.