Daily Archives: August 14, 2014

Program announced for ISHI 25

ISHI ArizonaCelebrate 25 years of advances in DNA forensics at the International Symposium on Human Identification.
General session speakers include:
• John Douglas, author and FBI profiler
• Lutz Roewer, Institute of Legal Medicine & Forensic Science
• Mark Shriver, Pennsylvania State University
• Jeff Ashton, Orange County State Attorney’s Office
• Vanessa Lynch, DNA Project in South Africa
• Tamyra Moretti, FBI Laboratory
• John Butler, National Institute of Standards and Technology
• Walther Parson, Institute of Legal Medicine
• Edward Green, University of California Santa Cruz
View the complete symposium agenda and the list of optional pre- and post-symposium workshops at: www.ishinews.com

Alameda County working with FBI to analyze untested rape kits

sexual assault kitsAlameda County is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reduce the amount of untested forensic evidence of sexual assaults — commonly called rape kits — with $41 million set aside by the federal government to help local police departments and crime laboratories analyze untested rape kits.