New research could help nurses, police detect bruises on people with dark skinRead More
Forensic/Sexual Assault Exams
Webinar: Bodily Injury
Free to attend live webinar
Webinar: Blunt Force Trauma
Free to attend live webinar
Legal Consultation on Sex Offense Cases
Case consultations in sex offense cases are offered at no cost to attorneys in court-appointed or public defender cases. Attorneys can request a consult here and get more information about the consulting attorneys here.
Evidence Collection and Analysis for Touch DNA in Groping and Sexual Assault Cases
Julie Valentine et al. in Journal of Forensic Nursing (2021)
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How Rape Affects Memory And The Brain, And Why More Police Need To Know About This
Forensic Science Organization to Draft Standards for Sexual Assault Examinations
New Resource for Attorneys Appointed in Felony Sex Offense Cases
IDS is pleased to announce a new program to support attorneys assigned to handle serious sex offense cases. Starting June 1, 2021, attorneys representing clients charged with felony sex offenses may seek consultation on those cases with Susan Seahorn or Lisa Dubs. We recognize that these cases are challenging and complex and hope that the …
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Webinar: Blunt Force Trauma- What Every Attorney/Investigator Needs to Know
Registration is available here. The webinar is free to attend. For those requesting CLE credit, there is a $10 fee. For NAPD members, a recorded version may be available in their webinar archive. Description: This webinar offers definitions, examples, and explanations of various types of injuries, including the dating of bruises. Pressure ulcer prevention, assessment, and …
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Webinar: Strangulation- Evaluating Strangulation Evidence From a Medical Perspective
Offered by Godoy Medical Forensics, Speaker: Tara Godoy
Webinar: Strangulation- Evaluating Strangulation Evidence From a Medical PerspectiveRead More
Detection and Visibility of Bruises Using Alternate Light: From Science to Practice
This Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar will cover alternate light, its characteristics, and its behavior in response to potential bruises. The program will summarize the available research, including a recently completed study, on the effectiveness of alternate light as a tool for improving bruise detection. Participants will learn to recognize considerations for the clinical application of …
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A decades-old rape test sent him to prison. Then his high school girlfriend saw an old photograph.
Online tracking system for Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits now available
In 2018, the NC General Assembly passed legislation (S.L. 2018-70) requiring the creation of the a statewide tracking system to track the testing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (SAECKs) from collection to completion of forensic testing. The tracking system is now available for all stakeholders in the criminal justice system.
Online tracking system for Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits now availableRead More
Durham had 1,700 untested rape kits. Now it’s clearing them faster than almost any city.
Growing the Forensic Nursing Specialty
Attorneys may be interested in viewing this webinar to learn more about forensic nursing standards of practice, qualifications, educational curricula, and certifications.