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  • Kentucky is the Worst State for Forensic Lab Technicians

    Kentucky is the Worst State for Forensic Lab Technicians

    Thursday, December 05, 2019
    Last year, the mean annual salary for a forensic science technician was $62,490, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the state of Kentucky, however, it is much, much lower. The starting salary for lab technicians in the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Forensic Laboratory is $32,000, leaving the department with a 35 percent turnover rate over a 5-year period. Read More News

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  • Black Silicon Can Help Detect Explosives

    Black Silicon Can Help Detect Explosives

    Friday, November 29, 2019
    Scientists have developed an ultrasensitive detector based on black silicon. The device is able to detect trace amounts of nitroaromatic compounds and can be applied to identify the majority of explosives or highly toxic pollutants for medical and forensic evaluations. Read More News
  • DoD Adds Fentanyl to Drug Testing Panel

    DoD Adds Fentanyl to Drug Testing Panel

    Friday, November 29, 2019
    The Department of Defense implemented new policy in March 2019 to direct all service Drug Demand Reduction Program labs to test for fentanyl and norfentanyl. When trends start to be seen in society, the DoD looks at the potency and lethality of the drug, before being considered for additional testing on the panel. Read More News
  • University's Forensic Facility to Feature VR Autopsy Table, Simulated Mass Grave Site

    University's Forensic Facility to Feature VR Autopsy Table, Simulated Mass Grave Site

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    Cranfield University is investing £3.5 million in the latest forensic science technology at its Cranfield campus. Building on Cranfield’s distinctive strength in defense and security, this forensic science teaching and research facility will be unparalleled in the UK. Students and staff will have access to new facilities such as a virtual reality ... Read More News
  • Former Sheriff’s Captain Indicted for Gun Trafficking, Aiding Marijuana Distribution

    Former Sheriff’s Captain Indicted for Gun Trafficking, Aiding Marijuana Distribution

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    Former San Diego County Sheriff’s Captain Marco Garmo was arrested last week based on a federal grand jury indictment that charges him with operating an illegal firearms trafficking business – sometimes from his office at the Rancho San Diego Station with the help of others, including a fellow Sheriff’s deputy. Read More News
  • Houston Forensic Science Center to Use STRmix

    Houston Forensic Science Center to Use STRmix

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    The Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) and Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory (NIRCL) are the latest U.S. forensic labs to announce plans to use STRmix to resolve DNA profiles in criminal investigations. Read More News
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