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Just Trauma-Informed Victim-centered Interviewing

In episode three of our Research and Considerations for Sexual Assault Cases season, Just Science sat down with Natasha Alexenko, Jordan Satinsky, and Marya Simmons to discuss trauma informed, victim-centered interviewing for sexual assault cases.    A sexual assault victim’s experiences with law enforcement and advocates…
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Image Quality and Clarity: The Keys to Forensic Digital Image Processing

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour The ability to accurately and reliably analyze and compare forensic digital images relies on two key elements: image quality and image clarity.  Most forensic examiners understand that resolution…
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Multiple Perspectives on Overdose Fatality Reviews

This webinar originally occurred on July 27th, 2021 Duration: 1 hour This webinar provided an overview of overdose fatality reviews (OFRs) with a specific focus on engaging partnerships with coroners, medical examiners, and medicolegal death investigators.  The presenters highlighted OFRs…
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Federal Forensic Science Research and Development Programs – A 2021 Update

Publication Date Introduction In response to the 2009 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, the federal government accelerated its investment in forensic science in recent years. The NAS report advocated…
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Just Trauma-Informed Victim-centered Interviewing

In episode three of our Research and Considerations for Sexual Assault Cases season, Just Science sat down with Natasha Alexenko, Jordan Satinsky, and Marya Simmons to discuss trauma informed, victim-centered interviewing for sexual assault cases.    A sexual assault victim’s experiences with law enforcement and advocates…
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Image Quality and Clarity: The Keys to Forensic Digital Image Processing

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour The ability to accurately and reliably analyze and compare forensic digital images relies on two key elements: image quality and image clarity.  Most forensic examiners understand that resolution…

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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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KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

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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