forensic evidence

The Just Science Audio Podcast, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), has concluded its most recent podcast season with a series on DNA and forensic investigation—addressing topics such as investigative genetic geology, use of labs, the Golden State Killer case, and more. FTCoE also features various reports and resources about forensic technology.

Webinar - Computer Forensics for Prosecutors

Digital evidence is pervasive in today’s criminal trials, making it imperative that prosecutors understand the intricacies of computer forensics in order to try and win cases. This presentation covers the fundamentals of computer forensics and discusses the many forensic artifacts that are useful to prove up a variety of criminal charges.

Join the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) for the webinar, “Trace Evidence for the Crime Laboratory,” on Thursday, February 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will receive an overview of the trace evidence discipline, including specific administrative challenges and issues facing the forensic science community.

Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic

Trafficking in persons is a multifaceted global epidemic, which has seen a significant increase in public awareness. However, there is a substantial need to expand capacities and technologies involving representatives from all stakeholders.

Webinar - Emerging DNA Techniques

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Team will host a webinar titled “Emerging DNA Techniques” on Wednesday, March 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. ET.

This webinar will highlight innovative technologies for use in DNA forensics. “Emerging DNA Techniques” will feature presentations from Cybergenetics, Genetic Genealogy, and Parabon NanoLabs.

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for the webinar “Forensics at the Speed of Crime” on Thursday, September 28 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about transformational forensics, which promotes the reliable, comprehensive, and timely access to shooting intelligence and evidence after a gun-related incident.

Webinar - Forensics at the Speed of Crime

Transformational forensics is a concept in which there is a commitment on the part of forensic science laboratories to collaborate with clients and stakeholders to identify needed change and creating a vision to guide that change so that our communities can become safer places for all to have an opportunity to reach their potential. With respect to gun-related crime, the chief need for the investigators is to have reliable, comprehensive, and timely intelligence with respect to the shooting activity that is occurring in the streets, an activity that is best determined using forensics.