CRIME SCENE NEWS
High School Seniors Losing Trust in Law Enforcement

Washington, DC — June 17, 2019
High school seniors’ confidence in law enforcement and the justice system significantly declined from 2006 to 2017 while their faith in religious organizations and schools was comparatively higher and more stable, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Texas A&M Forensic Science Courses Earn ACE Recommendation

The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended college credit for 19 forensic science courses offered by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). The forensics courses, which received the ACE credit recommendation for the first time, give students the opportunity to earn up to 44 college credit hours and 6 vocational credits.

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Arrests Involving Girls Drop 53 Percent Over 10 Year Period

Arrests of female juveniles in the U.S. declined by about 53 percent over a 10-year period and accounted for less than one-third of all youth arrests in the U.S. according to a new findings published May 1, 2019 by the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Free Program Covers Active Shooter Events

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting a free active shooter/hostile event program for emergency managers, policymakers, fire, police, EMS, school officials, and facility managers in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

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Seminar: Protecting Against Stress and Trauma

The National Institute of Justice will present a Research for the Real-World seminar on June 28, 2019 titled "Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement". You can register to attend in person at NIJ, or virtually.

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Property and Evidence Rooms in the Headlines

Here's a few property-and-evidence stories of interest that we gleaned from recent headlines...

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New Books

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals. www.crcpress.com

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