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Forensics News

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NIST 3D Ballistics Research Database Goes Live
Release Date: 07/07/2016

It’s a staple of the TV-crime drama: a ballistics expert tries to match two bullets using a microscope with a split-screen display. One bullet was … more

Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology Name Two Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 06/16/2016

DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Commerce’s National … more

How to Quantify the Weight of Forensic Evidence: A Lively Debate
Release Date: 06/02/2016

On May 5 and 6, 2016, NIST hosted a technical colloquium on an important question facing virtually every branch of forensic science today: How … more

NIST Forensic Scientist Helps Vietnamese Counterparts Identify Wartime Remains
Release Date: 05/18/2016

In a Hanoi, Vietnam, hotel conference room, Mike Coble led a group of scientists through a series of calculations. Coble’s presentation was heavy … more

NIST Statement on ASTM E2329-14
Release Date: 03/17/2016

Since 2013, NIST has partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice to establish improved, more scientifically rigorous methods for collecting, … more

Registration for OSAC Las Vegas
Release Date: 02/09/2016

NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its public meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, … more

Portable NIST Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence
Release Date: 01/07/2016

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace … more

OSAC December 2015 Newsletter
Release Date: 12/18/2015

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its December 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate … more

November OSAC Newsletter
Release Date: 11/24/2015

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its November 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate … more

OSAC Recruiting Applicants for New Crime Scene Subcommittee
Release Date: 10/29/2015

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Who, What, WHEN: Determining the Age of Fingerprints
Release Date: 08/24/2015

Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers … more

OSAC Opens Public Comment
Release Date: 08/13/2015

OSAC Opens Public Comment Period for Five Existing Standards for Potential Inclusion on the OSAC Registry of Approved Standards Forensic science … more

Keynote Speakers Announced for the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management
Release Date: 06/09/2015

  #NISTForensics We are pleased to introduce our two keynote speakers for the first-ever International Symposium on Forensic Science Error … more

New NIST Center of Excellence to Improve Statistical Analysis of Forensic Evidence
Release Date: 05/26/2015

As part of a national collaborative effort to strengthen the scientific basis for forensic evidence used in the criminal justice system, the U.S. … more

NIST Seeks to Fill Three Vacancies on Forensic Science Standards Organization
Release Date: 05/21/2015

NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), the 540-member group working to develop a uniform set of forensic science standards and … more

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