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FLN-TWG: 3D Imaging for Firearms and Toolmark

Forensic Laboratory Needs Technology Working Group (FLN-TWG) The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in partnership with the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) at RTI International, formed the Forensic Laboratory Needs Technology Working Group (FLN-TWG). The FLN-TWG supports NIJ’s mission…
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2021 Forensic Science Research Federal Stakeholders Public Meeting

Overview The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in partnership with the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), will hold a Forensic Science Research Federal Stakeholders meeting on November 8, 2021 from…
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Harnessing Data to Implement Real-Time Data-Driven Overdose Response Strategies

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour In response to the lack of real-time reporting of both non-fatal and fatal overdoses across the United States, the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) developed…
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Death Certification by the Medical Examiner/Coroner in Drug-Related Deaths

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ETDuration: 1 hour Considering the steadily rising number of overdose deaths in recent years, public health systems rely on the vital role of medicolegal death investigation (MDI) to better understand why…
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Data Systems Imperative in 21st Century Forensic Services

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour Forensic science and service providers are, almost universally, experiencing a two-fold challenge to achieve effective results: diminishing resources and increasing demands for quality and quantity. The banner…

The Importance of Data to the MDI Community and Stakeholders

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour Many stakeholders rely on medicolegal death investigation (MDI) data to support efforts that help save lives and promote justice. These stakeholders include federal, state, and local government…
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Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) Webinar Series

Overview The medicolegal death investigation (MDI) system, which includes Medical Examiner and Coroner offices, serves a fundamental role for supporting public safety by conducting death scene investigations, performing forensic autopsies, providing cause and manner of death determinations, and completing death…

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More than 45,000 researchers and practitioners have attended one of our live or virtual events. The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence hosts educational webinars, workshops, forums, working groups, and symposia for forensic and criminal justice professionals worldwide.

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SUCCESS STORIES AND REPORTS

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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