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Government Forensic Websites
NIJ Forensic Sciences
Forensic science plays a vital role in the criminal justice system by providing scientifically based information through the analysis of physical evidence. During an investigation, evidence is collected at a crime scene or from a person, analyzed in a crime laboratory and then the results presented in court. Each crime scene is unique, and each case presents its own challenges.
Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator (National Institute of Justice)
In many jurisdictions, responsibility for conducting death investigations may rest with pathologists, medical examiners, or coroners, in addition to their other duties. There is little training available in the best procedures for handling these crucial and sensitive tasks
DNA Evidence Basics (National Institute of Justice)
DNA basics from the Office of Justice Programs and NIJ
This web page offers a wealth of information about funding, training, publications, and other resources related to the use of DNA technology in solving crimes, protecting the innocent, and identifying missing persons. Visitors to the site can learn more about the President's DNA Initiative, Advancing Justice through DNA Technology
Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory Services
The FBI lab services page. Includes information on Biometric Analysis, Forensic Response, Scientific Analysis and the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC)
Forensic Science Communications [Journal] (FBI)
Forensic Science Communications (FSC, ISSN 1528-8005) is a peer-reviewed forensic science journal published quarterly in January, April, July, and October by FBI Laboratory personnel. It is a means of communication between forensic scientists.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Forensic Science Spotlight
Sponsored by the NCJRS, this page has links to other researchable site regarding forensic science
Forensic Views of the Body (National Library of Medicine & NIH)
Website with galleries and educational resources on forensic science and the historical moments that helped define the science. See Galleries Page
Mass Fatality Incidents: A Guide for Human Forensic Investigation (National Institute of Justice)
This guide was developed to assist all jurisdictions nationwide in creating new mass fatality plans or in reviewing existing mass fatality plans, specifically in the area of forensic-victim identification
National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NINBIN) (DOJ & ATF)
States and is available to most major population centers in the United States The NIBIN Program automates ballistics evaluations and provides actionable investigative leads in a timely manner. NIBIN is the only interstate automated ballistic imaging network in operation in the United