The NIJ Journal, published several times a year, features articles to help criminal justice policymakers and practitioners stay informed about new developments. The NIJ Journal presents research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system.
Each issue of the NIJ Journal will now focus on a single theme, allowing the articles to dive into one specific topic from different scientific points of view. In this issue, our scientists share some of the latest evidence on forensic science and its impact on the justice system.
- Wrongful Convictions and DNA Exonerations: Understanding the Role of Forensic Science, by Gerald M. LaPorte
- Using Advanced Imaging Technologies to Enhance Autopsy Practices, by Danielle Weiss, Danielle McLeod-Henning, and Heather Waltke
- Sexual Assault Cases: Exploring the Importance of Non-DNA Forensic Evidence, by Heather Waltke, Gerald LaPorte, Danielle Weiss, Dawn Schwarting, Minh Nguyen, and Frances Scott
- The Next Generation of Crime Tools and Challenges: 3D Printing, by Ruby J. Chase and Gerald LaPorte
- Lost but Not Forgotten: Finding the Nation’s Missing, by Danielle Weiss, Dawn Schwarting, Charles Heurich, and Heather Waltke
- Uncertainty Ahead: A Shift in How Federal Scientific Experts Can Testify, by Danielle Weiss and Gerald LaPorte
- The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Forensic Sciences, by Iris R. Wagstaff and Gerald LaPorte
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- Beth Pearsall, Managing Editor
- Amy Salsbury, Senior Graphics Designer
- Brian Tich, Production Editor
- Yan Yan, Graphics Designer