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2023 National Forensic Science Week Fingerprint Game & Activity

← Back to Main Page Fingerprint Memory & Association Activities Challenge your short-term memory and attention to detail with variations of this fingerprint game. View the prints on the webpage or download the printable PDF versions with varying levels of…

Implementation Workshop: TOF/QTOF Mass Spectrometry for Identification, Screening, and Confirmation in Forensic Toxicology and Chemistry

Overview Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time-of-Flight and Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOF/QTOF-MS) systems can be a powerful, versatile analytical technology for forensic science service providers (FSSPs) with proper setup and use. Even for…

2023 National Forensic Science Week Interview Montage

← Back to Main Page Overview In the past, the FTCOE has released written interviews with forensic practitioners in various stages of their career and working in various forensic disciplines. This year, we created a video comprised of multiple interviews with forensic practitioners from seasoned subject matter experts to young professionals early…


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The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence partners with researchers and practitioners to develop reports that explore relevant forensic science and criminal justice topics. With more than 10,000 downloads, our digital library is home to technology evaluations, landscape reports, technical notes, in-briefs, best-practice documents, and success stories.

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The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence strives to provide resources to suit the needs of forensic and criminal justice professionals. We focus on bringing expert guidance on critical matters affecting our communities by creating the tools necessary to keep crime laboratories running smoothly.

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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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Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is committed to improving the practice and strengthening the impact of forensic science. Our Knowledge Transfer support helps move novel research, tools, and processes into practice. Visit our online learning platform to view our virtual library.

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