Medicolegal death investigations
Simplified COI barcoding of blow, flesh, and scuttle flies encountered in medicolegal investigations
On September 26, 2023, NIJ announced $16 million in new funding to support 33 projects under the FY23 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes solicitation. Through this program, NIJ continues to advance the speed, accuracy, and reliability of forensic analysis, which ultimately bolsters the administration of justice.
“NIJ is on the forefront of cutting-edge innovations in forensic science, and the outcomes...
Quantitative Assessment of Fracture Characteristics in Blunt Force Skeletal Trauma for Forensic Interpretations
Evaluating the reliability and accuracy of multiple geophysical methods in the search for clandestine graves
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
Coral Genus Differentiation Based on Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry-Derived Chemical Fingerprints
The long-standing problem of estimating the age and sex of subadult skeletal remains has been significantly "solved" with the advances in understanding the growth and development patterns in the skeletons of young people. This is the second half of the conversation with Kyra Stull, an anthropologist and forensic researcher at University of Nevada, Reno, Danielle McLeod-Henning, a physical scientist at NIJ, host Jim Dawson.