2016 NIJ R&D Series Impression, Pattern & Trace Evidence

2016 NIJ R&D Series Impression, Pattern & Trace Evidence

Morning Session I: Impression, Pattern, & Trace Evidence The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Gerald LaPorte

Mobile, Automated Tool Mark Characterization/Comparison System – Scott Chumbley Award: IAA-2011-DN-R-0230

ACEware Latent Fingerprint Identification Research and Software Development – Austin Hicklin Award: 2013-R2-CX-K011

Isotope Analysis of Hair as a Trace Evidence Tool to Reconstruct Human Movements: Establishing the Effects of the “Human Ecosystem” on Strontium and Oxygen Isotope Ratios – Brett Tipple Award: 2013-DN-BX-K009

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.

Gerald Laporte
Scott Chumbley
Austin Hicklin
Brett Tipple

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