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Getting a Grip

Date Published
October 2007
Publication Type
Issue Overview
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

Shock Absorbers

Date Published
August 2002
Publication Type
Report (Study/Research)
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

Body Armor on Board

Date Published
2001
Publication Type
Program/Project Description
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

Testing, Testing

Date Published
2001
Publication Type
Program/Project Description
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

Video: Women in Policing

Date Published
March 2020
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Program/Project Description, Instructional Material (Programmed)
Agencies
NIJ

Human Factors in Latent Print Examination

June 2011

The NIJ-sponsored Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis is clarifying potential sources of error in pattern recognition analysis. It will develop best practices to remove or minimize these sources. NIJ is addressing recommendations in the 2009 National Academy of Sciences' report titled "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward." Specifically, the panelists focus on recommendation 5, which encourages research programs on human observer bias and sources of human error in forensic examinations.