Century Old Remains Identified Using Forensic Genealogy

December 31, 2019 — The torso of a man, discovered in a cave in 1979, was finally identified in 2019 utilizing forensic genealogy. The man, Joseph Henry Loveless, was born in Utah Territory in 1870 and was murdered in 1916.

Barr Announces Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement

January 22, 2020 — On Wednesday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the establishment of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. Formed as a result of an Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump in October 2019, the commission will explore "modern issues affecting law enforcement that most impact the ability of American policing to reduce crime," stated a Department of Justice press release.

Trauma Informed Interviewing and Investigations

December 31, 2019 — EVAWI (End Violence Against Women International) recently announced a new training bulletin series exploring the benefits and limits of using advances in neuroscience to help with the way interviews are conducted with victims of traumatic events.

Prosecutors in Cosby Case to Speak at Conference

January 16, 2020 — At the 2020 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Violence Across the Lifespan, EVAWI (End Violence Against Women International) will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from three of the prosecutors involved in the Bill Cosby case.

NIJ Seeks Applications for Graduate Research Fellowship

January 17, 2020 — The National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding innovative doctoral dissertation research that is relevant to preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

FAA Announces Changes to Application - Including Drone Pilots

December 16, 2019 — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 13, 2020, will launch improvements to the way it tests all applicants for an FAA airman certificate for all certificated pilots (including drone pilots).

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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.