Webinar: Crime Lab Backlogs – The Impact on Justice Policy Forum [Archival]

This is the archival version of a Policy Forum presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence focusing on the key factors playing a role in our nations crime laboratory backlog. Forensic science laboratories are under siege. Ever-increasing volumes of…

Webinar: Genome ID Forum 2014 – Challenges to Implementation of New Technologies at North Carolina State Crime Laboratory [Archival]

Originally presented at the 2014 Genome ID Forum, this presentation by John Byrd, the director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, discusses the challenges and changes the crime laboratory has experienced since 2009. Factors such as caseload volume, salary…

Case Acceptance Policies and Guidelines Webinar [Archival]

This archived webinar, the fourth in ASCLD’s webinar series – Confronting Crime Laboratory Backlogs: Causes, Solutions, Expectations – covers laboratory case management practices and the policies that are put into place to control the intake of evidence. A significant component…

Webinar: Best Practices – Sexual Assault Investigations Policy Forum [Archival]

This forum focused on emerging techniques and developments associated with evidence collection training, evidence analysis utilizing Y-STR capabilities and victim-centric care approaches (e.g., understanding the neurobiology of the victim in sexual assault). Presentations in this forum discussed development of best…

Webinar: Best Practices in Sexual Assault Cases [Archival]

In the ongoing struggle to protect would-be victims from sexual predators, great advances are being made in forensic nursing research and practice, from strangulation assessment to the photographic documentation of injuries and beyond. Valerie Krasneski-Schreiber, unit director of the UPMC…