12/10, the FBI posted its January 2004 issue of Forensic
Science Communications, a quarterly scientific journal
dedicated to the advancement of forensic techniques
that serve to identify and implicate the guilty... and
to exonerate the innocent.
It's technical, but it's also a fascinating
read. This issue includes, for example:
- a practical guide and manual for human hairs.
- a survey of
tissue-depth landmarks for facial approximation.
- wounding power of .315/8mm bullets fired through glass
- the FBI visiting scientist program.
What's its history?
This journal started out life in 1974 as The Crime Laboratory
Digest -- largely an "inside law enforcement" kind
of thing that published short articles of use to laboratory
By 1999, however, it had evolved into a major online forensic
forum -- truly a means of communication among U.S. and international
forensic scientists. And today it is known as an internationally
recognized peer-reviewed journal that puts the best scientific
minds in the world to work on problems that go to the heart
of innocence and guilt --delivering justice to criminals...
and often bringing closure to victims or their families.
Highlights of current issues.
They're a compendium of amazing information. Everything
you ever wanted to know about forensic video processing...
photographing footwear and tire impressions... polygraph issues...
using luminescence and chemical imaging for fingerprint visualization...
and lots more.
Please pull up a chair and make yourself at home in our
Online Laboratory Library to read current and back issues
of Forensic Science
Communications. And if you work in the field of forensic
science -- anywhere in the world -- and have manuscripts or
other information to
submit, please send them to the Editor of Forensic Science
Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.