Some attorneys have asked how they can keep up with the latest developments in forensic evidence. Along with subscribing to newsletters from this site, below is a list of websites and electronic newsletters that can help keep attorneys informed about forensic evidence issues:
- Forensic Magazine – can subscribe to receive a daily email of forensic news highlights.
- The Marshall Project – can subscribe to receive daily or weekly emails about criminal justice issues in the news.
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) – members receive daily news emails about criminal justice issues, including forensic evidence.
- Google Alerts – if you want to receive notice each time a certain police agency, crime lab, or forensic technique is mentioned in the news, you can subscribe to receive daily or weekly emails anytime key words appear in the news.
- North Carolina Criminal Law – a UNC School of Government blog that disseminates information about, and serves as a forum for the discussion of, North Carolina criminal law and procedure and related topics.
- Duke Law Forensic Forum – can subscribe to receive emails when a new post on forensic evidence is published.
- Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)– a National Institute of Justice program run by RTI International that works to improve forensic science practice through technology corroboration, evaluation, and adoption; education; and dissemination of best practices and guidelines to law enforcement agencies. Can subscribe to an electronic newsletter.
- National Institute of Justice (NIJ) – can subscribe to receive weekly emails about forensic science research funded by NIJ.
- Forensic Science at NIST – website for the National Institute for Science and Technology’s work on forensic science research, policy, and practice. Can subscribe to receive email updates.
- Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) – can subscribe to a quarterly newsletter containing updates on the work of the OSACs.
- Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) – can subscribe to a monthly newsletter containing the latest information in forensic science research and technology and training opportunities.
- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have a free weekly e-mail digest with information about the Academies’ latest work.
- Vanderbilt University’s Law and Neuroscience program has an excellent e-newsletter with links to relevant neurolaw publications. Visit http://www.lawneuro.org/listserv.php to subscribe.
- The N.C. Appellate Courts provides a notification service that sends an email when new opinions are filed at the Supreme Court of North Carolina or North Carolina Court of Appeals.
- Criminal Law Listserv – Email subscribers will receive case summaries of NC and US Supreme Court criminal cases as well as alerts regarding new NC criminal legislation. These case summaries are added to Smith’s Case Law Compendium.
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