It’s been almost five years since the National Academies of Science report highlighted the need for improvements in forensic science and we’re now starting to see some progress. A report released this week by the White House provides an overview of the accomplishments made since 2009 in the initiative to strengthen forensic science.
NFSTC applauds these efforts and the organizations helping to improve the science, policy and practice of forensic science. We’re proud to say we provided a significant amount of support to the agencies, projects and programs that led to the achievements outlined in the report.
NFSTC contributions include:
- Developed and managed the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) from inception in 2007 through 2011
- Updated and expanded the Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement publication
- Organized and hosted the Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposia and the Trace Evidence Symposia as part of the work done by the FTCoE
- Developed and launched DNA Education for Law Enforcement Decision Makers
As the National Commission on Forensic Science begins its efforts, NFSTC is committed to continuing our support of the practitioners, agencies and organizations engaged in improving our industry.
Visit our website at http://www.nfstc.org to access all of the resources mentioned above and much more.
Download and read the full Strengthening Forensic Science progress report.