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National Center on Forensics

A Program of the National Institute of Justice

Publications and Reports

The National Center on Forensics provides links to documents and resources of value to the medical students, medical examiners/coroners, prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement personnel.

Title Date
Preliminary Report on America’s Medicolegal Offices 2004-05-01
Using Advanced Imaging Technologies To Enhance Autopsy Practices 2017-12-01
Facilitating Multidisciplinary Forensic Research Using A Unique Computed Tomography Dataset 2021-05-01
The Development and Use of Computational Tools in Forensic Science 2021-01-01
Forensic Resources on the Web 2006-11-01
Investigation of Post-Mortem Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Detection of Intraneural Hemorrhage 2018-06-01
Equation-free Introduction to Post-mortem MR Image Contrast and Pulse Sequence Optimization 2016-03-01
Status and Needs of Forensic Science Service Providers: A Report to Congress 2006-03-01
Utility of Whole-Body Computed Tomography Imaging in Post Mortem Detection of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Comparison With and Potential Substitution for Standard Autopsy 2011-12-01
Forensic SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) Analysis - A Technology Transition Workshop 2009-01-01
Genetic Testing in Sudden Unexpected Natural Death in the Young: New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner's Experience and Perspective 2018-12-07
What Could Happen When Prosecutors Don't Follow the Rules - Recorded Seminar at the NIJ 2015 Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium 2015-08-01
Report to Congress: Needs Assessment of Forensic Laboratories and Medical Examiner/Coroner Offices 2019-12-01
NIJ Funding: Supporting Emerging Scientists, Building Our Future 2016-01-01
DNA: A Prosecutor's Practice Notebook 2007-0-01
Prosecutors Look to Research to Help Address Difficult Challenges 2020-02-01
Cold Case Training 2009-10-01
Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: A Guide For Law Enforcement and Prosecutors 2007-01-01
Development and Implementation of Forensic Science Research and Training Programs at the University at Albany's Northeast Regional Forensic Institute (NERFI) 2010-10-01
Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court 2006-02-01
Digital Evidence and the U.S. Criminal Justice System - Identifying Technology and Other Needs to More Effectively Acquire and Utilize Digital Evidence 2015-01-01
Fostering Innovation in the U.S. Court System: Identifying High-Priority Technology and Other Needs for Improving Court Operations and Outcomes 2016-01-01
Date Created: April 22, 2022