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There is a broad array of forensic science disciplines. Laboratory-based forensic science includes DNA, toxicology, and drug analyses; whereas other disciplines are based on expert analysis and interpretation such as fingerprints, writing samples, and ballistics. During an investigation, forensic evidence may be collected at a crime scene, analyzed in a laboratory, and presented in court as evidence.


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OJP Publications

Bloodstain Patterns on Textile Surfaces: A Fundamental Analysis, NIJ-Sponsored, 2015

Potential of Blind Collaborative Justice: Testing the Impact of Expert Blinding and Consensus Building on the Validity of Forensic Testimony, NIJ-Sponsored, 2015

Accessing the Probative Value of Physical Evidence at Crime Scenes With Ambient Mass Spectrometry and Portable Instrumentation, NIJ-Sponsored, 2015
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Flir Systems AI-MS 1.2 Training Manual for Grant-Related Methodologies, NIJ-Sponsored, 2015

Exploitation of Very Small Particles To Enhance the Probative Value of Carpet Fibers, NIJ-Sponsored, 2015
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