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TechBeat is the award-winning newsmagazine of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) System. Their goal is to keep you up to date with technologies currently being developed by the NLECTC System, as well as other research and development efforts within the federal government and private industry.

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Annually, the National Institute of Justice facilitates research and development to improve how the criminal justice system gathers and uses evidence. From research on DNA identification and biomarkers, to fire and arson and controlled substances, to anthropology and toxicology, the agency supports the enhancement and creation of innovative tools and techniques to identify, collect, analyze, interpret and preserve evidence.

The main goal is to get these innovations into the hands of practitioners, and taking such an innovation from its earliest concept stage to actual use can be complex. Success stories feature grant awardee’s successful results obtained via their NIJ-funded research projects.

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Click here to learn more about the NIJ’s Forensic Science Research and Development Projects 


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RTI International’s Center for Forensic Sciences presents Just Science, a podcast for forensic science professionals and anyone with an interest in learning more about how real crime laboratories are working to do their job better, produce more accurate results, become more efficient, and solve more crimes. This podcast deals with 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 funded in part by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence,  a program of the National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice and funded in part through cooperative agreement [2016-MU-BX-K110].

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