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Archive for Month: February 2012


NFSTC welcomes crime scene investigators for immersive hands-on training

The first of 12 onsite training sessions will be starting this week for 16 experienced law enforcement professionals enrolled in the Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation program. Now that participants have completed their online coursework, this select group of practitioners will get hands-on practice in latent print processing, specialized documentation of […]


Which portable light source and reagent reveal the most latent prints?

A comparison study of laser and light-emitting diode (LED) light sources funded through the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (operated by NFSTC) has just been released on NFSTC.org. The study used three lasers and an LED light source with three chemical reagents to compare fingermark detection capabilities.


NFSTC a finalist for BizTech Best Collaboration award

A joint effort from NFSTC and the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) has been named a finalist for the Best Collaboration award in the upcoming 2012 BizTech Innovation Awards. NFSTC and LEIC teamed up to develop a cutting-edge virtual reality crime scene training program that features online training accompanied by simulated crime scenes where investigators can try out their newly acquired skills in a virtual environment.