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ASCLD Train the Director Series – Best Practices for Engaging Participants in Video Conferences

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour In this webinar, attendees will learn a variety of strategies to keep participants engaged in an online meeting environment. First, attendees will learn about the importance of familiarizing…
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 Just the Impression and Pattern/Trace Evidence Portfolio

In episode two of our 2021 NIJ R&D and Beyond mini season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Gregory Dutton, a physical scientist in the Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences at the National Institute of Justice, to discuss NIJ’s Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence research portfolio.    Between latent fingerprints,…
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ASCLD Train the Director Series – Successful Onboarding in Crime Laboratories

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour Onboarding involves integrating a new employee into your organization.  Also known as organizational socialization, onboarding is an important process that sometimes becomes an afterthought in the rush to start a…
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A Comprehensive Look at LatentSleuth

This presentation originally occurred on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 Duration: 1 hour LatentSleuth is a novel software toolset designed for (and with direct feedback from) latent print examiners. The toolset includes a small-scale automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) matcher that leverages a novel matching…
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ASCLD Train the Director Series – Firearms 3D technology: Advantages and Value for Implementing 3D Technologies 

This webinar originally occurred on June 2nd, 2021 Duration: 1 hour This presentation demonstrated the effectiveness of integrating 3D technology into the forensic firearms/toolmarks discipline and the decision analysis used for selecting samples for virtual comparison.  In 2009, a report…
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ASCLD Train the Director Series – Developing an Unbiased Culture in Your Laboratory

This webinar originally occurred on May 26th, 2021 Duration: 1 hour This webinar facilitated a discussion about bias in a crime laboratory. Questions discussed included: what is bias in forensics? How can it impact your operations? Why is it important?…
a group of people sitting on a video conference

ASCLD Train the Director Series – Best Practices for Engaging Participants in Video Conferences

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour In this webinar, attendees will learn a variety of strategies to keep participants engaged in an online meeting environment. First, attendees will learn about the importance of familiarizing…
microphone and headphones

 Just the Impression and Pattern/Trace Evidence Portfolio

In episode two of our 2021 NIJ R&D and Beyond mini season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Gregory Dutton, a physical scientist in the Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences at the National Institute of Justice, to discuss NIJ’s Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence research portfolio.    Between latent fingerprints,…
A series of digital people

ASCLD Train the Director Series – Successful Onboarding in Crime Laboratories

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour Onboarding involves integrating a new employee into your organization.  Also known as organizational socialization, onboarding is an important process that sometimes becomes an afterthought in the rush to start a…
A digital fingerprint

A Comprehensive Look at LatentSleuth

This presentation originally occurred on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 Duration: 1 hour LatentSleuth is a novel software toolset designed for (and with direct feedback from) latent print examiners. The toolset includes a small-scale automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) matcher that leverages a novel matching…

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