The second annual National Forensic Science Week wrapped up as a hugely successful event with participation by crime laboratories and forensic professionals across America. Official proclamations were made by officials in cities including Largo, FL; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; and Miami-Dade, FL, and statewide in Pennsylvania and Indiana to kick off the celebration.
Several crime laboratories opened their doors to the media for an in-depth look inside:
Social media also played a big role in raising awareness of this important facet of criminal justice. By using #ForensicScienceWeek on Twitter and Facebook, supporters were able to connect to contributors from Arizona State University New College, NFSTC, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), and many others. GBI hosted seven tweet chats over five days, covering topics from impression evidence to DNA. NFSTC conducted the first-ever Forensic Science Week group selfie contest on Facebook, and the Kentucky State Police Western Laboratory Branch team was the big winner, earning a free NFSTC online training course.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the week’s activities. We’re looking forward to an even bigger National Forensic Science Week in 2015!