Evidence analysis and processing
Fighting the Uphill War Against Illicit Drugs and Overdose Deaths: Detecting Emerging Designer Drugs and Opioid Analogs
Ontogenetic Study of the Pelvis Through Examination of Interlandmark Distances and Geometric Morphometric Analyses: Implications for Subadult Sex and Age Estimation
Development of computational methods for genetic identification and kinship analysis of forensic samples
Development of a Stable Matrix-Matched Standard for Molecular and Elemental Analysis of Hair in Forensic Toxicology
Beyond Suspect Identification: Fingerprint Aging with Machine Learning and Multidimensional Chemical Analysis
Expert Algorithm for Substance Identification (EASI) using Mass Spectrometry: Statistical Foundations in Unimolecular Reaction Rate Theory
Expert Algorithm for Substance Identification (EASI) using Mass Spectrometry: Application to the Identification of Cocaine on Different Instruments using Binary Classification Models
The Impact of Vaping Ethanol-Containing Electronic Cigarette Liquids on Roadside Impairment Investigations
A quantifiler™ trio-based HRM screening assay for the accurate prediction of single source versus mixed biological samples
Can Science Enhance Equity? Findings and Implications From a Study To Detect Bruising on Victims with Dark Skin Pigmentation
This plenary panel from the 2023 NIJ Research Conference features fascinating research on a methodology to improve the detection and documentation of bruises on victims of violence who have dark skin pigmentation. This study highlights the intersection between science, justice, and racial equity, featuring practitioner and victims’ advocacy perspectives. The discussion describes the research and its findings and explore strategies to ensure that this particular evidence-based methodology can be widely implemented by nurse practitioners in the field.
Embodying Evidence to Action: Tracking the Impact of Three Key NIJ Research Investments; Opening Plenary of the 2023 NIJ Research Conference
This plenary featured three significant areas of NIJ research investment that have had a tremendous impact on both the research community and the field of practice: advances in forensic DNA, police body armor standards, and place-based analyses of public safety. Each topic was explored by a collection of people representing the researcher, practitioner, policymaker, and advocacy perspectives, exploring how evidence generation resulted in changes that improved public safety and yielded more equitable criminal justice outcomes.