In recent years we have seen the drug market flooded with new psychoactive substances, often misleadingly termed “legal highs.” The emergence of new compounds is growing year on year, leaving many working in this area floundering under the ingenuity of the market, and the speed at which it reacts.
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A new NIJ-funded study by the Urban Institute and Northeastern University explored patterns of labor trafficking in the U.S., finding that trafficking occurs in multiple industries, including agriculture, hospitality, construction, and restaurants.
Prosecutors have finished presenting evidence against Munawar Toha, wrapping up their case against the 67-year-old on Tuesday afternoon. A prosecution witness said a key piece of DNA evidence failed to incriminate Toha as the man who dumped his wife’s body in a lake.
Tensions are rising once again in Ferguson, Missouri as new details emerged about the Michael Brown police shooting. CNN reports new forensic evidence shows Michael Brown's blood was found on Ofc. Darren Wilson's gun, uniform, and inside the interior door panel of the officer's car.
The Hamilton PSD/6 is the newest full-height syringe pump to join the Hamilton PSD family, and performs all standard liquid handling functions including dispensing, serial dispensing, and diluting.
The “CSI Effect” — it’s a real thing. It describes the effect CSI and other crime investigation shows have had on public awareness of forensic science. As the popularity of these shows rise, schools have seen an increase in the demand for undergraduate courses and graduate programs in forensic science.
Law officers are asking the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation how to best collect genetic material from people convicted of certain misdemeanors and enter the information into a national database.
The new Purifier® Axiom™ bridges the gap between Type A and Type B by offering an Omni-Flex design allowing the cabinet to be installed in a Type A mode when not working with chemical hazards or in a ducted Type B mode when the application changes for using hazardous vapors.
A Nevada law that requires DNA samples be taken from every person arrested on a felony charge — and criticized by civil rights groups as an invasion of privacy — has seen surprisingly little pushback in the four months it has been in practice.
Crime novelist Val McDermid charts the history of forensics and interviews crime scene investigators to get the maggots-and-all story. McDermid, 59, is the author of 28 crime novels; for her nonfiction work, Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, she has interviewed crime scene investigators (CSIs), ranging from blood spatter specialists to DNA swabbers, craniofacial reconstruction experts, and footprint and toxicology analysts.
The new Thermo Scientific Q Exactive Focus LC-MS/MS is designed to make the qualitative and quantitative power of Orbitrap-based instruments available to customers who use quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) mass spectrometry or other technologies.
The search for 18-year-old Hannah Graham was called off after human remains were found in a rural part of Albemarle County. The remains that were discovered were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in downtown Richmond where test will be conducted to positively ID the body.
ISHI is an annual conference for the DNA forensic community to learn, share and network amongst industry peers and experts.Grapevine, TXwww.ishinews.com
The purpose of the Property & Evidence Association of Florida, Inc. is to promote education and professionalism of the Property and Evidence function within the State of Florida.Orlando, FLwww.peaf.net
The mission of the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) is to provide active support to law enforcement death professionals through leadership, training, networking, and provision of resources and expertise to resolve cases. The IHIA membership is representative of the diverse fields of law enforcement, forensics, behavioral specialties, coroners/medical examiners, prosecutors, and information analysts forming a strong bond of interagency support, cooperation, and coordination and building effective partnerships.Washington, DCwww.ihia.org
The Pacific Northwest Division of the International Association for Identification's mission is to organize people in the professions of forensic identification, investigation, and scientific examination of physical evidence, through education, training and research, so the professions can be effectively standardized and scientifically practiced, and they encourage the growth and improvement of the professions by employing the collective wisdom of the members.Portland, ORwww.pnwdiai.org