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Technology & Forensics


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

Solving Cold Cases with DNA: The Boston Strangler Case, NIJ, March 2014

Performance Evaluation and Utility Assessment of Magneto-Optical Sensor Technology for Detecting and Visualizing Obliterated Serial Numbers in Firearms, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2014

Presumptive Field Testing Using Portable Raman Spectroscopy, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2014
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Consecutive and Random Manufactured Semi-Automatic Pistol Breech Face and Fired Cartridge Case Evaluations, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2014
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Method Development and Validation of Comparative Finished Fiber Analysis Using Nano-Sampling Cryomicrotomy and Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2014
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Who can I contact if I have questions about the funding I was awarded as part of The DNA Initiative?
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Are employment opportunities available in the field of forensic science?
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Where can I locate information on the use of DNA to solve property crimes?
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