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Virtual Workshop: A Discussion on Research and a Multidisciplinary Response to Sexual Assault

Overview The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) will be delivering a two-day Virtual Workshop: A Discussion on Research and a Multidisciplinary Response to Sexual Assault on January 26-27, 2022.  The Virtual Workshop: A Discussion…

Virtual Workshop: Understanding Sexual Assault Trauma and Considerations for Conducting a Trauma-Informed Interview

Overview Due to the successful response and engagement received from the Just Science podcast episode titled “Just Trauma-Informed Victim-Centered Interviewing” from the 2021 Research and Considerations for Sexual Assault Cases season, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Forensic…
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A Unique Approach to a Crime Gun Intelligence Center with the Inclusion and Support of 3D Virtual Comparison Technologies

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes Overview Any effective Crime Gun Intelligence Program relies on the expeditious processing of firearms-related evidence to achieve the goal of intelligence led firearms-based…


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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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