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January 2016

NIJ & FBI Form Partnership to Attack the Sexual Assault Kit Backlog
The NIJ and FBI have created a sexual assault kit partnership. Their video explains how the partnership was created to address the sexual assault kit backlog and determine best practices that can improve the quality and speed of sexual assault kit processing.
The video shows the FBI DNA lab using STACS-CW Enterprise software to create a forensic audit trail of laboratory activity during sexual assault kit processing. 
The FBI has been a STACS DNA customer since 2003 and has used STACS-CW Enterprise since 2012.
You can view the video, titled "A Sexual Assault Kit Partnership", here.
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January 23-27, 2016
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February 22-27, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 
In the News: North America 
The funding is aimed at helping local law enforcement agencies test backlogged sexual assault evidence kits and perform related activities as part of a U.S. Justice Department initiative.

New bill would eliminate 10 day window to collect DNA evidence in Florida
An effort is underway to remove the expiration date on warrants for DNA swabs.

Results of Florida rape kit backlog released
The agencies reported more than 13,000 cases were unsubmitted and of those they think more than 9,000 should be submitted, according to the report.

Missouri lawmaker to propose DNA testing of all arrested for felonies
A state representative wants to require that DNA samples be taken from anyone charged with a felony in Missouri, but the ACLU thinks that goes too far.

Tennessee reduces backlog of untested rape kits, sets new rules for police 
Tennessee police departments have dramatically reduced their numbers of untested rape kits since a new state requirement took effect this year.

A big win for animals: The FBI now tracks animal abuse like it tracks homicides
After a years-long lobbying effort, in 2014, the FBI agreed to track animal-abuse crimes.

"Unknown" Pearl Harbor sailors identified, 75 years later 
Modern advances in forensic science made it possible to identify the remains of five "unknown" soldiers killed on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor almost 75 years ago.

Canada: Junk science is undermining our justice system
Bad science is an alarming thread that runs through almost two dozen Canadian wrongful murder convictions exposed in recent years.
In the News - International

India: Government forensic lab outsources DNA test; clueless director, who has no expertise, clears private lab report
In a murder trial, some of the genetic reports being proffered as evidence had been carried out by non-experts at a private facility in violation of all norms.

India: Rape cases crawl as 2 forensic labs struggle with 2,500 DNA samples
With 11 police districts, there are only two forensic laboratories in the capital to deal with evidence sent for examination.

Cambodia: DNA evidence is next frontier for Cambodia's crime scene investigators
A lower price tag for DNA analysis equipment has made it possible for the government to invest in this technology.
Articles of Interest
As the sensitivity of DNA analysis increases, scientists are able to develop profiles from ever-smaller samples of DNA.

No more excuses! Test the rape kits (Florida)
A statewide survey found more than 13,400 untested rape kits on the shelves of law enforcement evidence rooms. Why?

How a DA used an "inconclusive" DNA result to imply it supported the victim's testimony
No one ever denies that criminal trials are merely a war of words supporting implications of guilt or innocence. The experts were not at the crime scene, and neither was the jury nor the judge.

Accuracy of eyewitness testimony in the age of DNA: Is it all in our head?
Even in the age of DNA evidence and advanced forensics science, the claims of an eyewitness still carry a lot of weight in court, in the media and in our heads.

A California police department is using software to decide if you are about to commit a crime
We're not at "Minority Report" levels of law enforcement just yet, but police departments may be getting close.