Driving Down Gun Violence (Part One)
Three LEADS Scholars serving in different law enforcement agencies and positions discuss their experiences with identifying and implementing evidence-based interventions to reduce gun violence. NIJ Senior Advisor Dr. Tamara Herold hosts this conversation with guests Police Chief Cecilia Ashe (Milford Delaware Police Department), Chief of Staff Lieutenant Matthew Barter (Manchester, NH Police Department), and Analytical Services Manager Mr. Jason Schiess (Durham, NC Police Department).
Development of Analytical Methods for Measuring Δ9-THC in Cannabis Products
DART-MS Facilitated Quantification of Cannabinoids in Complex Edible Matrices-Focus on Chocolates and Gelatin-Based Fruit Candies
Vaping: It's Not What You Think
Vaping has grown in popularity as an alternative to cigarettes, but like its predecessor, vaping brings many health complications to consumers. Thanks to the persistence of researchers like Dr. Michelle Peace, these once unknown dangers have been brought to light. Dr. Peace, a tenured Associate Professor and founding member of VCU’s Department of Forensic Science, joins host and NIJ Scientist Dr. Frances Scott to discuss the history and science of vaping and what it does to our bodies.
Reading and Resources from the National Institute of Justice
Just Science Podcast: Just Workplace Stress and Its Impact on Decision-Making in Forensics
2023 National Institute of Justice Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium
Automation-Supported Curation of Large Forensic Image Databases
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug Courts by Integrating Evidence-Based Practices
Building More Reliable Forensic Sciences (Part Two)
The scientific basis of several aspects of forensic evidence was first called into question by the 2009 National Research Council report. That report had an immediate impact on law enforcement, crime labs, courtrooms, and the broader scientific community.