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Use of Rapid Toxicology Screening Tools in Medical Examiner/Coroner Offices

Date November 2021 Summary All medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) offices must make difficult decisions when allocating resources for timely, complete medicolegal death investigations. In some cases, toxicological analysis of a decedent’s biological specimens (e.g., blood, urine, tissue) can help determine cause…
ammo

Two-Pronged Study of Bullets Fired by Consecutively Rifled Barrels

← Back to Firearm and Toolmarks Webinar Series Thursday, December 16th, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour The 2016 PCAST (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) Report brought forensics, and specifically firearms identification, into…
firearm & Ammo

Glock Pistol Toolmarks: A Literature Review and Introduction of Undocumented Toolmarks

← Back to Firearm and Toolmarks Webinar Series Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour Glock pistols are well known for their generally distinctive class characteristics and the numerous toolmarks that they create on…

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NIJ GRANTEES DATABASE

The National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Research and Development Program awards funding to promising research in the forensic community. These projects have resulted in outstanding achievements and impactful contributions to the criminal justice system. If you are currently holding an NIJ Grant, you can log in to this database and update your project.

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