NIJ Journal, published several times a year, features articles to help criminal justice policymakers and practitioners stay informed about new developments. The
NIJ Journal presents research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system.
Each issue of the NIJ Journal will now focus on a single theme, allowing the articles to dive into one specific topic from different scientific points of view.
In this issue, our scientists share some of the latest evidence on forensic science and its impact on the justice system.
Wrongful Convictions and DNA Exonerations: Understanding the Role of Forensic Science
by Gerald M. LaPorte
Using Advanced Imaging Technologies to Enhance Autopsy Practices
by Danielle Weiss, Danielle McLeod-Henning, and Heather Waltke
Sexual Assault Cases: Exploring the Importance of Non-DNA Forensic Evidence
by Heather Waltke, Gerald LaPorte, Danielle Weiss, Dawn Schwarting, Minh Nguyen, and Frances Scott
The Next Generation of Crime Tools and Challenges: 3D Printing
by Ruby J. Chase and Gerald LaPorte
Lost but Not Forgotten: Finding the Nation’s Missing
by Danielle Weiss, Dawn Schwarting, Charles Heurich, and Heather Waltke
Uncertainty Ahead: A Shift in How Federal Scientific Experts Can Testify
by Danielle Weiss and Gerald LaPorte
The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Forensic Sciences
by Iris R. Wagstaff and Gerald LaPorte
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Date Modified: April 16, 2018