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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2013 DIGITAL EDITION

Features:

Utilization of Infrared and Raman Micro-Spectroscopy for the Chemical Analysis of Art
By Thomas J. Tague Jr, Ph.D. 
While infrared and Raman microscopy have been employed for many years in the field, new capabilities, such as the employment of FPA detectors and ATR immersion optics in the infrared and confocal depth profiling, fluorescence reduction, and SERS for Raman, have dramatically improved the ability of infrared and Raman microscopes to be used in the increasingly challenging area of art analysis.

Comprehensive Analysis of the Chemical Enhancement of Footwear Marks on Fabrics
By Niamh Nic Daeid
The UK Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), in collaboration with the Centre for Forensic Science (CFS) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, worked together on a strategic research project to evaluate existing chemical enhancement techniques for their applicability to footwear enhancement for marks made in blood, urine, and soil on various fabric surfaces.

Not Sexy Enough For Hollywood, Document Management Systems Are Still At the Core of Quality Management in Labs
By Katie Gignac 
Advice from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences on implementing a system.

 
Columns:

Mozilla Firefox Forensics: Part 3
By John J. Barbara 
The majority of potential forensic information from Firefox does not reside in the Windows Registry, but rather in two directories located in the individual User account(s).

Innocence Projects Abroad
By Chris Asplen
Efforts focusing on the protection and exoneration of the innocent through DNA technology in two countries may help bring about safer and more just societies.

International Forensic Facilities: A Question and Answer Session
By Ken Mohr 
I would like to better inform the forensic community just how important international forensic science facility projects are and how they can help grow the international forensic community.

FEPAC
By Peter Massey
The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has established a framework of standards to improve forensic science programs.

Cutting Class
By Vince McLeod, CIH 
In one published report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics indicated that nearly 40% of all medically treated injuries due to manual tools in the United States involved knives or retractable blades.

Properly Packaging Evidence
By Dick Warrington 
Preserving and maintaining evidence collected at a scene is crucial. The key is understanding evidence and understanding the proper way to package it.

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