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More than 1,200 researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from the local, state, and federal levels were present at the annual National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Conference June 20-22, 2011. But if you were not one of those 1,200 people, media from the conference is being added to the NIJ website and is free to view online.

At press time, four interviews were available at the site:

A Look at NIJ Standards and Testing
Debra Stoe—NIJ
Tom Sharkey—National Bomb Squad Advisory Committee
Ed Bailor—U.S. Capitol Police (ret.)

Learning from 9/11: Forensic Science and Identifying Human Remains
Robert Shaler—Pennsylvania State University (ret.)

Terrorism Research Before and After 9/11
Gary LaFree—Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism, University of Maryland

Making Community Supervision Safer through Electronic Monitoring
George Drake—Community Corrections Program Manager, Corrections Technology Center of Excellence

Video, audio, and text from the keynote addresses and other panels will become available in the future. Visit the 2011 NIJ Conference website for the latest information.

Many of the sessions from the 2011 Trace Evidence Symposium—held in August of 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri—are now available to view online from the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC).

You can download PDFs of the presentations and/or view video of the presentation itself.

Sessions with video include:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Debating the Merits of Trace Evidence Analysis and Interpretation
  • Trace Evidence Moving Forward
  • Non-Conventional Trace Evidence
  • Case Study: Processing of Deceased Bodies by Trace Evidence Examiners in the Morgue Setting
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Interpretation of Data
  • Microscopic Trace Evidence: The Overlooked Clue
  • Report Writing
  • Poster Award Presentation

To view the videos online, go to the NFSTC website.

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