The Future of Forensics Has Arrived: The Application of Next Generation Sequencing
By Walther Parson, Ph.D., Sharon Wootton, Ph.D., and Lisa Lane Schade, MHR
The progression from Sanger-type sequencing (STS) to next generation sequencing (NGS) will further advance the regenerative sciences, personalized medicine, and forensics.

Touch DNA: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Laboratory
By Joe Minor
While touch DNA has become a much requested and successful test for DNA laboratories to perform, we must remember its limitations and be aware of the factors which may affect the results.

Crime Scene 360
By Tony Nguyen
In addition to your typical crime scene photography, it is not too difficult to capture the panoramic images necessary to create a virtual tour of the scene.

In their DNA: Finding El Salvador’s Missing Children
By Laura Barten
Today, reuniting surviving family members with their loved ones is supported not only by a number of human rights agencies and non-governmental organizations, but also by a small-but-growing group of committed genetic and forensic scientists.


Investigating Beyond the Fender Bender
By Dick Warrington
When responding to multiple car accidents, hit and runs, fatalities, and high speed chases, officers can benefit by calling in Crime Scene Officers to assist with the investigation.

VPP, OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program: Part 1
By Vince McLeod, CIH
A robust health and safety management program can benefit any workplace no matter how large or small. Recognizing this, OSHA developed an assistance program called VPP for Voluntary Protection Program.

Mozilla Firefox Forensics: Part 4
By John J. Barbara
Firefox (version 16.0.2) typically includes twelve SQLite databases, each of which performs a different function such as to store bookmarks, cookies, places visited, searches, and so forth.

Next Generation Sequencing for Forensics
By Chris Asplen
You can’t look at the advent of next generation DNA sequencing, the speed at which the technology is advancing, and the rate at which the cost is dropping and—with any intellectual honesty—suggest that the forensic use of DNA is going to continue with blinders to anything phenotypic.

Why Do A Study When I Could Just Tell You?
By David McClure, MA and Kelly A. Walsh, Ph.D.
The value of social science–forensic science partnerships