Announcements & News

March 2007

MUFSC Co-Sponsors NIJ Applied Technologies Conference

The Marshall University Forensic Science Center is co-sponsoring the National Institute of Justice Applied Technologies Conference which showcases tools and technologies designed to improve community safety.

Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp will be among the speakers kicking off the national conference with welcome and opening remarks between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove , Calif.

Topics include responding to mass fatalities including identification involving mass graves and a mass disaster train derailment, increasing success rates in solving cold cases, solving property and other crimes using DNA, reviewing technology that makes schools safer, and the “CSI Effect” and its implications for crime scene collection and presentation to juries.

The NIJ is sponsoring the Applied Technologies Conference April 3-5 in partnership with MUFSC and the Sheriff’s Association of Texas. Attendees will include managers and supervisors in law enforcement, forensics and corrections. The Forensic Science Center is providing support for the conference as a member of the Forensic Resource Network, a program of the NIJ.

The Forensic Science Center provides DNA testing and training services in support of state and local forensic laboratories though a cooperative agreement administered by the NIJ. DNA laboratory services provided include forensic casework, databasing, paternity/relationship testing and human identification through medical examiners.

This project is supported by cooperative agreement 2005-MU-BX-K020 awarded by the NIJ, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.