Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fire Investigation Publications Available

The National Institute of Justice has made available the following reports that address various techniques used in fire investigations. These reports may be useful to attorneys handling cases were arson is alleged. Each report attempts to document best practices for investigating specific aspects of fires.

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Impression & Pattern Evidence Symposium – Online today!

The Impression & Pattern Evidence Symposium is taking place today through Thursday, August 9, 2012. The live program, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Office of Justice Programs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory Division, is being streamed online here.

The agenda is available here. Topics include the latest developments and challenges to fingerprint, firearm, document, tiremark, bloodstain pattern and other types of pattern and impression evidence as well as context bias, calculation of error rate, documenting through bench notes, outsourcing lab analysis, and the way to present degree of certainty.

The entire program is available for free online streaming, so sign up and watch the sessions that are of interest to you!

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