NFSTC staff member earns evidence photography certification
NFSTC Media Design Specialist, Becky Carter, has earned the Certified Evidence Photographer (CEP) designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission (PPCC). The Commission currently recognizes fewer than 100 photographers in the world with the CEP credential.
NFSTC wins BizTech Best Collaboration award
A joint effort from NFSTC and the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) has won the Best Collaboration award at the 2012 BizTech Innovation Summit Awards & Expo. The long-distance collaborative team was recognized for their work in developing a cutting-edge virtual reality crime scene training program, Investigator-Virtual Reality (I-VR).
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.
Rapid Biological Screening Workshop presentations now available online
In October, the National Institute of Justice, in conjunction with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), sponsored the Rapid Biological Screening Workshop. The event brought together a number of forensic experts to discuss methodologies for dramatically improving throughput of biological samples. Presentations and other materials for this unique workshop are now available free online through NFSTC’s Projects Portal.