Episode 141 | Just Forensic Genetic Genealogy and GEDmatch:  Verogen’s Approach

Episode Overview In this Forensic Science Week special episode, Just Science interviews Brett Williams, the CEO of Verogen, about the GEDmatch database, how it can be used by law enforcement to perform forensic genealogy searches for investigative leads, and the short- and long-term plans Verogen has for the widely used database and related services.   Verogen is a spin-off of the Illumina […]

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Episode 132 | Just Applied Leadership for Resiliency in CSIs

In this special release episode of Just Science, we sat down with Ashley Church and Erin West, founders of Gap Science, to discuss stress and resiliency in crime scene investigators.  Traumatic death investigation can have adverse, long-term effects on crime scene analysts.  As Ashley Church and Erin West moved through their respective careers, they noticed a lack of training around protecting the psychological well-being of forensic scientists. […]

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Episode Fourteen | Just Gunshot Acoustics Research

Just Gunshot Acoustics Research In this special release episode of the 2017 NIJ R&D Symposium, Just Science interviews Dr. Rob Maher. Below is the abstract submitted where Dr. Rob Maher explains his research: Gunshot acoustics–interpretation of the characteristic sounds produced by firearms recorded at a crime scene–is a specialization within the audio forensics field. Audio […]

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Episode Thirteen | Just Postmortem Interval Estimation Research

Just Postmortem Interval Estimation Research In this special release episode of the 2017 NIJ R&D Symposium, Just Science interviews Dr. Jeffrey Wells and Dr. Lynn LaMotte. This is the abstract submitted where Dr. LaMotte and Dr. Wells explain their research: To our knowledge an estimate of time since death is almost never accompanied by the […]

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Episode Twelve | Just Bath Salts 

Just Bath Salts  In this special release episode of the 2017 NIJ R&D Symposium, Just Science interviews Lindsay Glicksberg, a student from Sam Houston State University. This is an excerpt from the abstract submitted by the guest, Lindsay Glicksberg explaining the research discussed in this episode: The ongoing proliferation of designer drugs present a variety of […]

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Episode Eleven | Just One Pot Methamphetamine

Just One Pot Methamphetamine In this special release episode of the 2017 NIJ R&D Symposium, Just Science interviews Dr. Jarrad Wagner from Oklahoma State University. This is the abstract submitted by the guest where he explains the research him and his team are conducting: The One Pot methamphetamine production method has become the primary method […]

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