About Podcast



Just Science is a podcast for justice professionals and anyone interested in learning more about forensic science, innovative technology, current research, and actionable strategies to improve the criminal justice system.  This podcast discusses a range of issues, including leadership in the crime lab, new technologies, sexual assault response, and broader challenges for science and public security. We cover every type of forensic discipline, including DNA, fingerprints, trace evidence, toxicology, controlled substances, crime scene investigation, and much more!

Just Science was developed by RTI International and was funded in part by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110]. All of our podcast episodes are available to the public at no cost.

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Lauren Mangum is a program manager and research training specialist in RTI International’s Justice Practice Area. Ms. Mangum has a diverse range of skills as an operations lead, including expertise in product management, educational technology, team building, and execution of client deliverables. Her current work is managing large-scale, high-impact online and on-site trainings, learning technology implementations, complex instructional material development, communication strategies, and media production expertise for projects funded by the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Victims of Crime, and Bureau of Justice Statistics. She leverages her skills to create sustainable, accessible, and scalable logistic procedures for technical training and assistance projects. In these roles Ms. Mangum interacts with clients and projects to understand resource limitations and challenges, assists with logistics, and provides key guidance in navigating the projects through their goals. Ms. Mangum is the producer of the Just Science podcast, which is designed to highlight key leaders in criminal justice research, practice, and innovation. The podcast has released more than 200 episodes and has been listened to more than 500,000 times since 2017.

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