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More Science, Technology, and the Law

NCJ Number
224041
Author(s)
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
Date Published
April 2008
Length
2 pages
Publication Series
Annotation
This report describes the new resources for law enforcement and corrections professionals that the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology, and the Law (NCSTL) recently added to its Web site.
Abstract
One addition to the NCSTL Web site is the Cold Case Toolkit, which provides links to information in areas that include National Institute of Justice and U.S. Department of Justice resources, investigative tools and technology, State government and police department Web sites that solicit information from visitors about cold cases, investigative resources and training, victim assistance, and prevention resources. The toolkit also includes a bibliography of resources on cold-case information. In another recent resource addition, coordination with the www.dna.gov Web site has produced a direct link to the NCSTL database from that site when a user asks for information related to legislation and the law. Also added to the Web site is a free electronic newsletter published quarterly. All NCSTL site members automatically receive the newsletter, and other individuals can subscribe. More than 30,000 new entries into the NCSTL database in the past 3 years raise the current record total to approximately 60,000. Many of the new entries relate to hot topics such as bioterrorism, cyber crime, arson and explosives, law enforcement technology, accident investigation, and the CSI effect. In addition to the rapid expansion of the database, many new related links have been added to the site.
Date Published: April 1, 2008