Past Seasons

2020 NIJ R&D

The 2020 NIJ R&D Season of Just Science features some of the research presented at the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium. Some of the interviews in this season were recorded at the 2020 AAFS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA, a professional meeting where attendees work to advance science, foster research, and promote collaboration within the various forensic science disciplines. This season’s topics include the analysis of fentanyl compounds in emerging drugs, a tool for species identification of skeletal remains, methods for analyzing beverages for cannabinoids, the detection of firearm discharge via electrochemical sensors, and more. Tune in this spring to learn more about NIJ’s diverse research portfolio!

Episode 131 | Just Mitochondrial DNA

In episode seven of the 2020 R&D Season, Just Science interviews Kimberly Sturk-Andreaggi, a Research Scientist at the Armed [...]

Episode 130 | Just a Statistical Approach to Glass Evidence

In episode six of the 2020 R&D Season, Just Science interviews Dr. José Almirall, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry [...]

Episode 128 | Just Blowflies and Extreme Temperatures

In episode five of the 2020 R&D Season, Just Science interviews Dr. Travis Rusch, a postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M University, about fluctuating [...]

Episode 127 | Just Quick Screening Methods for Firearm Discharge Residues

In this episode of the 2020 R&D Season, Just Science interviews Dr. Tatiana Trejos, Assistant Professor of the Department [...]

Episode 126 | Just Analyzing Beverages for Cannabinoids

In episode three of the 2020 R&D Season, Just Science interviews Dr. Carl Wolf from the Medical College of [...]

Episode 125 | Just Skeletal Remains Identification

In episode two of the 2020 R&D Season, Just Science interviews Dr. Heather Garvin, Associate Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University, about her [...]

Episode 124 | Just Another Method for Detecting Fentanyl

In episode one of the 2020 R&D Season, Just Science interviews Dr. Ling Wang, post-doctoral associate at Florida International [...]


Just COVID-19: The Impact to Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault

This week on Just Science, we are publishing a special release episode in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Social distancing, shelter in place, and other responses to COVID-19 can create a stressful environment for survivors of sexual assault especially if they feel they cannot access resources or are physically unable to seek help.


Improving the System

Researchers, academics, and forensic scientists are constantly striving to make improvements to existing processes within the criminal justice system. While many advancements have been made in recent years, there will always be room for growth and change. To begin 2020, Just Science will be meeting with leaders in the field to discuss the current state of the criminal justice system and the advancements they anticipate in the coming years. Listen along as we talk to representative from the National Institute of Justice, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Innocence Project about their efforts to support and improve the criminal justice system.

 

Latest Episodes

Episode 122 | Improving the System: Just the Innocence Project

In episode four of the Improving the System season. Just Science interviews Sarah Chu, Senior Adviser on Forensic Science Policy [...]

Episode 121 | Improving the System: Just the Organization of Scientific Area Committees

In episode three of the Improving the System season, Just Science interviews John Paul Jones and Mark Stolorow of NIST [...]

Episode 120 | Improving the System: Just a Profile in Forensic R&D Innovations

In episode two of the Improving the System season, Just Science met with Gerry LaPorte, former Director of the [...]

Episode 119 | Improving the System: Just the NIJ Needs Assessment of Forensic Laboratories and Medical Examiner/Coroner Offices

In episode one of the Improving the System season, Just Science interviews Dr. Jonathan McGrath, Senior Policy Analyst in the [...]


DNA

DNA evidence has had a significant impact on the criminal justice system. Since the National Commission on the Future of DNA evidence in the 1990s, DNA has evolved into one of the most respected and diverse disciplines in forensic science. The DNA season of Just Science focuses on DNA evidence and its use in forensic investigation. Topics include the impact of DNA evidence, the use of familial DNA in investigations, case studies, and strategies to improve workflow efficiencies.

 

Latest Episodes

Episode 117 | Just the Impact of Lawfully-Owed DNA Collection

In the final episode of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Jayann Sepich, co-founder of the non-profit organization DNA Saves, about lawfully owed arrestee [...]

Episode 116 | Just USACIL and Direct-to-DNA

In episode seven of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Molly Hall, an examiner for the United States Army Criminal [...]

Episode 115 | Just Improving Workflow Efficiency 

Just Improving Workflow Efficiency  In episode six of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Leslie Parke and Jamie Haas of [...]

Episode 114 |  Just the Golden State Killer

 Just the Golden State Killer In the last episode of Just Science, Dr. Barbara Rae-Venter shared her techniques for [...]

Episode 113 | Just Investigative Genetic Genealogy

Just Investigative Genetic Genealogy In episode four of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Dr. Barbara Rae-Venter, genetic genealogist [...]

Episode 112 | Just Six Sigma and Your Lab

Just Six Sigma and Your Lab In episode three of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Julie Sikorsky, Forensic [...]

Episode 111 | Just Genetic Variation

Just Genetic Variation In episode two of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Dr. Kenneth Kidd, Professor Emeritus of [...]

Episode 110 | Just DNA and the Post-Conviction Dynamic

Just DNA and the Post-Conviction Dynamic In episode one of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Chris Asplen, Executive [...]


2019 NIJ R&D

The 2019 NIJ R&D Season of Just Science will focus on the research featured at the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium. Some of these interviews were recorded at the 2019 AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This conference, held by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, is a multidisciplinary professional meeting that provides leadership and opportunities to advance science, foster research, and promote collaboration within the various forensic science disciplines. Some of the episode topics include research with alternative light sources and bruising, infant abuse,  age estimations of bloodstains, image cloud platform use, raman microspectroscopy, and much more.

 

 

Latest Episodes

Episode 108 | Just Imaging Flow Cytometry

Just Imaging Flow Cytometry In episode ten of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt, professor [...]

Episode 107 | Just Flies and Their Artifacts

Just Flies and Their Artifacts In episode nine of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. David Rivers, [...]

Episode 106 | Just Raman Spectroscopy and GSR

Just Raman Spectroscopy and GSR In episode eight of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Igor Lednev, [...]

Episode 105 | Just Putrid Databases

Just Putrid Databases In episode seven of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Audris Mockus, a Professor [...]

Episode 104 | Just Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction

Just Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction In episode six of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Jorn Yu, [...]

Episode 103 | Just Screening Blood and Urine

Just Screening Blood and Urine In episode five of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Rebecca Wagner, a researcher [...]

Episode 102 | Just Detecting Gunshot Residue

<<< back to all podcasts Just Detecting Gunshot Residue In episode four of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science [...]

Episode 101 | Just RNA and Bloodstains

Just RNA and Bloodstains In episode three of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Robert Allen, professor [...]

Episode 100 | Just Fundamental Mechanics and Infant Skull Fractures

Just Fundamental Mechanics and Infant Skull Fractures In episode two of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. [...]

Episode 99 | Just Skin Deep

Just Skin Deep In episode one of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Katherine Scafide and Dr. [...]


2019 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a campaign designed to raise awareness about sexual violence and provide methods to prevent it. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Just Science interviewed Pat Speck, a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and professor at the University of Alabama – Birmingham School of Nursing, about sexual assault testing and victim-centered care.

Episode Ninety-Eight| Just The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance

Episode Ninety-Seven | Just the Evolution of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection


IDENTIFICATION

The Identification season of Just Science will focus on many of the different aspects of identification in forensic investigations. A majority of these interviews were recorded at the 2018 International Forensic Educational Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This conference, held by the International Association for Identification, represents a diverse and knowledgeable membership that meets annually to educate and share techniques, methods, and research into the various forensic science disciplines. The conference features lectures, poster presentations, and workshops dedicated to sharing knowledge and enhancing the forensic sciences. This season will include episodes covering sexual assault kit processing, psychological survival in violent careers, latent print examination, forensic art, microanthropology, and more.

Latest Episodes

Episode Ninety-Six | Just the Double Loop Podcast Crossover

Just the Double Loop Podcast Crossover In episode nine of the Identification season, Just Science sits down with Heidi Eldridge, from RTI [...]

Episode Ninety-Five | Just Forensic Technician Vicarious Trauma

Just Forensic Technician Vicarious Trauma In episode eight of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Selena McKay-Davis, lead senior [...]

Episode Ninety-Four | Just Forensic Microanthropology

Just Forensic Microanthropology In episode seven of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Carlos Gutierrez, a lecturer at Chaminade [...]

Episode Ninety-Three | Just Improvised Explosive Devices

Just Improvised Explosive Devices In episode six of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Hillary Daluz, an instructor for [...]

Episode Ninety-Two | Just 19 Hours and 300 miles

Just 19 Hours and 300 miles In episode five of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Erin Sims, Lab [...]

Episode Ninety-One | Just the Molalla Forest Serial Killer

Just the Molalla Forest Serial Killer In episode four of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Robert Thompson, Senior [...]

Episode Ninety | Just a Modified Direct to DNA Approach to Sexual Assault Kit Testing

Just a Modified Direct to DNA Approach to Sexual Assault Kit Testing In episode three of the Identification season, [...]

Episode Eight-Nine | Just Drawing Knowledge from a Forensic Artist

Just Drawing Knowledge from a Forensic Artist In episode two of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Suzanne Birdwell, [...]

Episode Eight-Eight | Just the Sole of Impression Pattern Evidence

Just the Sole of Impression Pattern Evidence The Identification season of Just Science will focus on many of the [...]


FORENSIC ADVANCEMENT

The Forensic Advancement season of Just Science will focus on many areas that challenge forensic leadership within the community. A majority of these interviews were recorded at the 2018 American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. The ASCLD Symposium is an industry-leading conference designed for leaders and managers in the forensic laboratory space. The symposium boasts workshops and plenary talks designed around all aspects of forensic science, but particularly focuses on enhancing leadership and management in a forensic laboratory. This season will include episodes covering performance tools, ASCLD efforts in rapid DNA, return on investment for DNA databases, witness testimony, millennial personnel, laboratory public relations, and more.

Latest Episodes

Episode Eight-Seven | Just Mass Casualty Events

Just Mass Casualty Events In episode eleven of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Special Agent Richard Marx, [...]

Episode Eighty-Six | Just Blind Proficiency Testing

Just Blind Proficiency Testing In episode ten of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Dr. Peter Stout, CEO [...]

Episode Eighty-Five | Just Transparency in Public Communications

Just Transparency in Public Communications In episode nine of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Director [...]

Episode Eighty-Four | Just a Paradigm Shift for Forensic Scientists

Just a Paradigm Shift for Forensic Scientists In episode eight of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ron [...]

Episode Eighty-Three | Just Throwing DARTs at the Opioid Crisis

Just Throwing DARTs at the Opioid Crisis In episode seven of the forensic advancement season, Just Science interviews Amber [...]

Episode Eighty-Two | Just Millennials

Just Millennials In episode six of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ben Swanholm, Evidence Screening Section Supervisor at [...]

Episode Eighty | Just ASCLD Rapid DNA Committee

Just ASCLD Rapid DNA Committee In episode five of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Katie Fetherston, Brian [...]

Episode Seventy-Nine | Just Psychological Resiliency

Just Psychological Resiliency In episode four of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Dr. David Christiansen, a licensed [...]

Episode Seventy-Eight | Just FORESIGHT on Sexual Assault Kits

<<< back to all podcasts Just FORESIGHT on Sexual Assault Kits In episode three of the forensic advancement season, [...]

Episode Seventy-Seven | Just Cognitive Bias Awareness

<<< back to all podcasts Just Cognitive Bias Awareness In episode two of the forensic advancement season, Just Science [...]


Special Release – Medicolegal Death Investigation

Just Science’s Medicolegal Death Investigation season will consist of episodes recorded with guests from the IAC&ME board. This season is to promote the ways in which IAC&ME supports, trains, and aids the community of coroners and pathologists. Episodes will include topics like vicarious trauma, work/life balance, wellness, forensic nurses as coroners, and understanding not only the logistical difficulty of a mass shooting but the strain involved on the justice community.

Latest Episodes

Episode Seventy-Five | Just Planning For The Aftermath Of A Mass Shooting

Just Planning For The Aftermath Of A Mass Shooting In the fourth episode of our medicolegal death investigation special [...]

Episode Seventy-Four | Just Forensic Nurse Coroners

Just Forensic Nurse Coroners In the third episode of our medicolegal death investigation special release season, Just Science interviews [...]

Episode Seventy-Three | Just Coroners Versus Medical Examiner Systems

Just Coroners Versus Medical Examiner Systems In the second episode of our medicolegal death investigation special release season, Just [...]

Episode Seventy-Two | Just Being Vocal about Vicarious Trauma

Just Being Vocal about Vicarious Trauma In the first episode of our medicolegal death investigation special release season, Just [...]

Improving the System

Researchers, academics, and forensic scientists are constantly striving to make improvements to existing processes within the criminal justice system. While many advancements have been made in recent years, there will always be room for growth and change. To begin 2020, Just Science will be meeting with leaders in the field to discuss the current state of the criminal justice system and the advancements they anticipate in the coming years. Listen along as we talk to representative from the National Institute of Justice, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Innocence Project about their efforts to support and improve the criminal justice system.

 

Latest Episodes

Episode 122 | Improving the System: Just the Innocence Project

In episode four of the Improving the System season. Just Science interviews Sarah Chu, Senior Adviser on Forensic Science Policy [...]

Episode 121 | Improving the System: Just the Organization of Scientific Area Committees

In episode three of the Improving the System season, Just Science interviews John Paul Jones and Mark Stolorow of NIST [...]

Episode 120 | Improving the System: Just a Profile in Forensic R&D Innovations

In episode two of the Improving the System season, Just Science met with Gerry LaPorte, former Director of the [...]

Episode 119 | Improving the System: Just the NIJ Needs Assessment of Forensic Laboratories and Medical Examiner/Coroner Offices

In episode one of the Improving the System season, Just Science interviews Dr. Jonathan McGrath, Senior Policy Analyst in the [...]

DNA

DNA evidence has had a significant impact on the criminal justice system. Since the National Commission on the Future of DNA evidence in the 1990s, DNA has evolved into one of the most respected and diverse disciplines in forensic science. The DNA season of Just Science focuses on DNA evidence and its use in forensic investigation. Topics include the impact of DNA evidence, the use of familial DNA in investigations, case studies, and strategies to improve workflow efficiencies.

Latest Episodes

Episode 117 | Just the Impact of Lawfully-Owed DNA Collection

In the final episode of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Jayann Sepich, co-founder of the non-profit organization DNA Saves, about lawfully owed arrestee [...]

Episode 116 | Just USACIL and Direct-to-DNA

In episode seven of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Molly Hall, an examiner for the United States Army Criminal [...]

Episode 115 | Just Improving Workflow Efficiency 

Just Improving Workflow Efficiency  In episode six of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Leslie Parke and Jamie Haas of [...]

Episode 114 |  Just the Golden State Killer

 Just the Golden State Killer In the last episode of Just Science, Dr. Barbara Rae-Venter shared her techniques for [...]

Episode 113 | Just Investigative Genetic Genealogy

Just Investigative Genetic Genealogy In episode four of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Dr. Barbara Rae-Venter, genetic genealogist [...]

Episode 112 | Just Six Sigma and Your Lab

Just Six Sigma and Your Lab In episode three of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Julie Sikorsky, Forensic [...]

Episode 111 | Just Genetic Variation

Just Genetic Variation In episode two of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Dr. Kenneth Kidd, Professor Emeritus of [...]

Episode 110 | Just DNA and the Post-Conviction Dynamic

Just DNA and the Post-Conviction Dynamic In episode one of the DNA season, Just Science interviews Chris Asplen, Executive [...]

2019 NIJ R&D

The 2019 NIJ R&D Season of Just Science will focus on the research featured at the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium. Some of these interviews were recorded at the 2019 AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This conference, held by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, is a multidisciplinary professional meeting that provides leadership and opportunities to advance science, foster research, and promote collaboration within the various forensic science disciplines. Some of the episode topics include research with alternative light sources and bruising, infant abuse,  age estimations of bloodstains, image cloud platform use, raman microspectroscopy, and much more.

Latest Episodes

Episode 108 | Just Imaging Flow Cytometry

Just Imaging Flow Cytometry In episode ten of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt, professor [...]

Episode 107 | Just Flies and Their Artifacts

Just Flies and Their Artifacts In episode nine of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. David Rivers, [...]

Episode 106 | Just Raman Spectroscopy and GSR

Just Raman Spectroscopy and GSR In episode eight of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Igor Lednev, [...]

Episode 105 | Just Putrid Databases

Just Putrid Databases In episode seven of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Audris Mockus, a Professor [...]

Episode 104 | Just Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction

Just Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction In episode six of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Jorn Yu, [...]

Episode 103 | Just Screening Blood and Urine

Just Screening Blood and Urine In episode five of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Rebecca Wagner, a researcher [...]

Episode 102 | Just Detecting Gunshot Residue

<<< back to all podcasts Just Detecting Gunshot Residue In episode four of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science [...]

Episode 101 | Just RNA and Bloodstains

Just RNA and Bloodstains In episode three of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Robert Allen, professor [...]

Episode 100 | Just Fundamental Mechanics and Infant Skull Fractures

Just Fundamental Mechanics and Infant Skull Fractures In episode two of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. [...]

Episode 99 | Just Skin Deep

Just Skin Deep In episode one of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Katherine Scafide and Dr. [...]

2019 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a campaign designed to raise awareness about sexual violence and provide methods to prevent it. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Just Science interviewed Pat Speck, a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and professor at the University of Alabama – Birmingham School of Nursing, about sexual assault testing and victim-centered care.

Episode Ninety-Eight| Just The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance

Episode Ninety-Seven | Just the Evolution of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection

IDENTIFICATION

The Identification season of Just Science will focus on many of the different aspects of identification in forensic investigations. A majority of these interviews were recorded at the 2018 International Forensic Educational Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This conference, held by the International Association for Identification, represents a diverse and knowledgeable membership that meets annually to educate and share techniques, methods, and research into the various forensic science disciplines. The conference features lectures, poster presentations, and workshops dedicated to sharing knowledge and enhancing the forensic sciences. This season will include episodes covering sexual assault kit processing, psychological survival in violent careers, latent print examination, forensic art, microanthropology, and more.

Latest Episodes

Episode Ninety-Six | Just the Double Loop Podcast Crossover

Just the Double Loop Podcast Crossover In episode nine of the Identification season, Just Science sits down with Heidi Eldridge, from RTI [...]

Episode Ninety-Five | Just Forensic Technician Vicarious Trauma

Just Forensic Technician Vicarious Trauma In episode eight of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Selena McKay-Davis, lead senior [...]

Episode Ninety-Four | Just Forensic Microanthropology

Just Forensic Microanthropology In episode seven of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Carlos Gutierrez, a lecturer at Chaminade [...]

Episode Ninety-Three | Just Improvised Explosive Devices

Just Improvised Explosive Devices In episode six of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Hillary Daluz, an instructor for [...]

Episode Ninety-Two | Just 19 Hours and 300 miles

Just 19 Hours and 300 miles In episode five of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Erin Sims, Lab [...]

Episode Ninety-One | Just the Molalla Forest Serial Killer

Just the Molalla Forest Serial Killer In episode four of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Robert Thompson, Senior [...]

Episode Ninety | Just a Modified Direct to DNA Approach to Sexual Assault Kit Testing

Just a Modified Direct to DNA Approach to Sexual Assault Kit Testing In episode three of the Identification season, [...]

Episode Eight-Nine | Just Drawing Knowledge from a Forensic Artist

Just Drawing Knowledge from a Forensic Artist In episode two of the Identification season, Just Science interviews Suzanne Birdwell, [...]

Episode Eight-Eight | Just the Sole of Impression Pattern Evidence

Just the Sole of Impression Pattern Evidence The Identification season of Just Science will focus on many of the [...]

FORENSIC ADVANCEMENT

The Forensic Advancement season of Just Science will focus on many areas that challenge forensic leadership within the community. A majority of these interviews were recorded at the 2018 American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. The ASCLD Symposium is an industry-leading conference designed for leaders and managers in the forensic laboratory space. The symposium boasts workshops and plenary talks designed around all aspects of forensic science, but particularly focuses on enhancing leadership and management in a forensic laboratory. This season will include episodes covering performance tools, ASCLD efforts in rapid DNA, return on investment for DNA databases, witness testimony, millennial personnel, laboratory public relations, and more.

Latest Episodes

Episode Eight-Seven | Just Mass Casualty Events

Just Mass Casualty Events In episode eleven of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Special Agent Richard Marx, [...]

Episode Eighty-Six | Just Blind Proficiency Testing

Just Blind Proficiency Testing In episode ten of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Dr. Peter Stout, CEO [...]

Episode Eighty-Five | Just Transparency in Public Communications

Just Transparency in Public Communications In episode nine of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Director [...]

Episode Eighty-Four | Just a Paradigm Shift for Forensic Scientists

Just a Paradigm Shift for Forensic Scientists In episode eight of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ron [...]

Episode Eighty-Three | Just Throwing DARTs at the Opioid Crisis

Just Throwing DARTs at the Opioid Crisis In episode seven of the forensic advancement season, Just Science interviews Amber [...]

Episode Eighty-Two | Just Millennials

Just Millennials In episode six of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ben Swanholm, Evidence Screening Section Supervisor at [...]

Episode Eighty | Just ASCLD Rapid DNA Committee

Just ASCLD Rapid DNA Committee In episode five of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Katie Fetherston, Brian [...]

Episode Seventy-Nine | Just Psychological Resiliency

Just Psychological Resiliency In episode four of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Dr. David Christiansen, a licensed [...]

Episode Seventy-Eight | Just FORESIGHT on Sexual Assault Kits

<<< back to all podcasts Just FORESIGHT on Sexual Assault Kits In episode three of the forensic advancement season, [...]

Episode Seventy-Seven | Just Cognitive Bias Awareness

<<< back to all podcasts Just Cognitive Bias Awareness In episode two of the forensic advancement season, Just Science [...]

Special Release – Medicolegal Death Investigation

Just Science’s Medicolegal Death Investigation season will consist of episodes recorded with guests from the IAC&ME board. This season is to promote the ways in which IAC&ME supports, trains, and aids the community of coroners and pathologists. Episodes will include topics like vicarious trauma, work/life balance, wellness, forensic nurses as coroners, and understanding not only the logistical difficulty of a mass shooting but the strain involved on the justice community.

Latest Episodes

Episode Seventy-Five | Just Planning For The Aftermath Of A Mass Shooting

Just Planning For The Aftermath Of A Mass Shooting In the fourth episode of our medicolegal death investigation special [...]

Episode Seventy-Four | Just Forensic Nurse Coroners

Just Forensic Nurse Coroners In the third episode of our medicolegal death investigation special release season, Just Science interviews [...]

Episode Seventy-Three | Just Coroners Versus Medical Examiner Systems

Just Coroners Versus Medical Examiner Systems In the second episode of our medicolegal death investigation special release season, Just [...]

Episode Seventy-Two | Just Being Vocal about Vicarious Trauma

Just Being Vocal about Vicarious Trauma In the first episode of our medicolegal death investigation special release season, Just [...]

Just So You Know – FTCOE Team

Just Science is releasing a special Just So You Know series in celebration of National Forensic Science Week. Get to know the leadership, scientific, and technical staff that help keep the center running smoothly year round. Guests include Dr. John Morgan, Dr. Jeri Ropero-Miller, Donia Slack, Nicole Jones, Heidi Eldridge, Dr. Megan Grabenauer, Sarah Norsworthy, Nichole Bynum, Katherine Moore, Erica Fornaro, Molly Dix, and Kelle Barrick.

Latest Episodes

Episode Seventy-One | Just So You Know: Molly Dix

Molly Dix, Technology Innovation Manager In episode ten of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Molly Dix about [...]

Episode Seventy | Just So You Know: Erica Fornaro

Erica Fornaro, Outreach Manager In episode nine of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Erica Fornaro where [...]

Episode Sixty-Nine | Just So You Know: Dr. Kelle Barrick

Dr. Kelle Barrick, Social Impact Lead In episode eight of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Dr. [...]

Episode Sixty-Eight | Just So You Know: Sarah Norsworthy, Nichole Bynum, and Katherine Moore

Forensic Science Experts In episode seven of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Sarah Norsworthy, Nichole Bynum, [...]

Episode Sixty-Seven | Just So You Know: Heidi Eldridge

Heidi Eldridge, Research Forensic Scientist In episode six of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Heidi Eldridge, who [...]

Episode Sixty-Six | Just So You Know: Dr. Megan Grabenauer

Dr. Megan Grabenauer, Research Chemist In episode five of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Dr. Megan [...]

Episode Sixty-Five | Just So You Know: Donia Slack

Donia Slack, Associate Director In episode three of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Donia Slack, who [...]

Episode Sixty-Three | Just So You Know: Dr. Jeri Ropero-Miller

Dr. Jeri Ropero-Miller, Chief Scientist In episode two of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Dr. Jeri [...]

Episode Sixty-Two | Just So You Know: Dr. John Morgan

Dr. John Morgan, Project Director Listen to learn more about Dr. John Morgan’s past with the NIJ and how [...]

Episode Sixty-Four | Just So You Know: Nicole Jones

Nicole Jones, Addressing Challenges Manager In episode four of the FTCoE special release season, Just Science interviews Nicole Jones, [...]

Season Five: 2018 NIJ R&D

Just Science released a special season for 2018 NIJ funded Research and Development. Dive into the community’s efforts to forward science and create a stronger justice system through knowledge. Some of the episode topics include research with skin microbiomes, SNP genotypes, implementing portable mass spec, and CT image databases.

Latest Episodes

Episode Sixty-One | Just Genetic Marker Linkages

Just Genetic Marker Linkages In the sixth episode of the 2018 R&D Season, Just Science speaks with Dr. Michael [...]

Episode Sixty | Just Portable Mass Spectrometer Possibilities

Just Portable Mass Spectrometer Possibilities In the fifth episode of the NIJ R&D Season, Just Science speaks with Dr. [...]

Episode Fifty Nine | Just a Whole-Body CT Image Database

Just a Whole-Body CT Image Database In episode four of the 2018 NIJ R&D Season, Just Science speaks with Dr. Shamsi Berry, [...]

Episode Fifty Eight | Just Skin Microbiomes as Evidence

Just Skin Microbiomes as Evidence In the third episode of the 2018 NIJ R&D Season, Just Science speaks with [...]

Episode Fifty Seven| Just Microhaps Perhaps

Just Microhaps Perhaps In the second episode of our new R&D Season, Just Science host Dr. John Morgan speaks [...]

Episode Fifty Six | Just Speak into the Microbe-phone

Just Speak into the Microbe-phone In the first episode of our new R&D Season, Just Science host Dr. John [...]

Season Four: Drugs

In this season, Drugs, topics will range from legalization of marijuana in relation to police officers, the opioid epidemic, Electronic Dance Music Festivals, how witnesses’ and victims’ memory of events can be affected by alcohol, current vaping research, drug courts, and much more.

Latest Current Season Episodes

Episode Fifty Four | Just Opioid Financial Burden on Crime Labs

Just Opioid Financial Burden on Crime Labs In episode twelve of our Drugs Season, Just Science speaks to Dr. [...]

Episode Fifty Three | Just Classifying Emerging Compounds

Just Classifying Emerging Compounds In episode eleven of our Drugs Season, Just Science visits Atlanta for the 45th Annual [...]

Episode Fifty Two | Just Fentanyl Lab Fads with ASCLD

Just Fentanyl Lab Fads with ASCLD In episode ten of our Drugs Season, Just Science visits Atlanta for the [...]

Episode Fifty One | Just Solving the Opioid Crisis

Just Solving the Opioid Crisis In episode Nine of our Drugs Season, Just Science discusses the Opioid Epidemic with [...]

Episode Fifty | Just Chasing the E-Cig Dragon

Just Chasing the E-Cig Dragon In episode eight of our Drugs Season, Just Science discusses research in the area [...]

Episode Forty Eight | Just Alcohol and Witness Recall

Just Alcohol and Witness Recall In episode seven of our Drugs Season, Just Science discusses with Dr. Nadja Schreiber [...]

Episode Forty Seven | Just the State of Pathology

Just the State of Pathology In episode six of our Drugs Season, Just Science uses the 30-year career of [...]

Episode Forty Six | Just Doobious Driving

Just Doobious Driving In episode five of our Drugs Season, Just Science interviews Jennifer Knudsen, Colorado’s Traffic Safety Resource [...]

Episode Forty Five | Just Liver Die

Just Liver Die In episode four of our Drugs Season, Just Science interviews Dr. Carl Wolf, from the Medical [...]

Episode Forty Four | Just Electronic Dance Music Festivals

Just Electronic Dance Music Festivals In episode three of the Drugs Season, Just Science interviews Alex Krotulski, a research [...]

Episode Forty Three | Just Drug Courts

Just Drug Courts In episode two of the Drugs Season, Just Science interviews Preeti Menon, the Senior Associate Director [...]

Episode Forty Two | Just Field Identification Drug Officer

Just Field Identification Drug Officer With this episode we kick off our Drugs season. Topics will range from legalization [...]

Season Three: 2018 IPTES

In this season we will cover content given at the NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence’s Impression Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium.  The symposium was held January 22nd -25th 2018 in Arlington, Virginia, it had over 200 onsite attendees and over 400 online attendees. This season will include episodes discussing nature’s patterns, fracture mechanics, juror’s interpretations of testimony, toolmarks, and footwear with each topic discussing real-world examples. If you missed the symposium and wish to watch the archives, please click here.

Latest Episodes

Episode Forty | 2018 IPTES: Just Talking Testimony

Just Talking Testimony In this special episode of the IPTES season recorded live in Crystal City, Just Science covers [...]

Episode Thirty Nine | 2018 IPTES: Just Bayesian Brawl

Just Bayesian Brawl In episode nine of the IPTES season, Just Science is covering the Statistical Approaches to Forensic [...]

Episode Thirty Eight | 2018 IPTES: Just Handwriting Statistics

Just Handwriting Statistics In episode eight of the IPTES season, Just Science interviews Cami Fuglsby, from South Dakota State [...]

Episode Thirty Seven | 2018 IPTES: Just Consecutively Manufactured Toolmarks

Just Consecutively Manufactured Toolmarks In episode seven of the IPTES season, Just Science interviews Robert Thompson, a Senior Forensic [...]

Episode Thirty Six | 2018 IPTES: Footwear Size Does Matter

Just Footwear Size Does Matter In episode six of the IPTES season, Just Science interviews Chris Hamburg, from the [...]

Episode Thirty Five | 2018 IPTES: Just Geeking Out on Patterns

Just Geeking Out on Patterns In episode five of the IPTES season, Just Science interviews John Vanderkolk from the [...]

Episode Thirty Four | 2018 IPTES: Just Shoeprint Statistics

Just Shoeprint Statistics In episode four of the IPTES season, Just Science interviews Andrew Kimble, a student at Albany [...]

Episode Thirty Three | 2018 IPTES: Just A Juror’s Perception

Just A Juror’s Perception In episode three of the IPTES season, Just Science interviews Dr. Alicia Wilcox from Husson [...]

Episode Thirty Two | 2018 IPTES: Just Fracture Matches

Just Fracture Matches In episode two of the 2018 IPTES season, Just Science interviews Dr. Ashraf Bastawros from Iowa State University. Dr. Bastawros discusses how fracture mechanics principles can be used with [...]

Episode Thirty One | 2018 IPTES: Just Nature’s Patterns

Just Nature’s Patterns Season three, episode one of Just Science kicks off with our host, Dr. John Morgan, interviewing [...]

Special Release: Leadership

In this special release season on Leadership, you will hear interviews highlighting different areas where guests have excelled, along with some of their lessons learned. The season will highlight forensic professionals and teachers of leadership including Ben Swanholm, Jody Wolf, Martina Bison-Huckaby, and Jeremy Triplett. We will discuss their personal philosophies on leadership, how they came to be leaders in their own lives, and what their affiliations have added to the conversation. Stay tuned as Just Science helps to shed light on the complex issues of leadership.

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Episode Thirty | Just So You Know: Leadership Series

Just So You Know: Leadership Series In this Just So You Know episode Dr. John Morgan, the host of [...]

Episode Twenty Eight | Special Release Season: Just Motivational Leadership

Motivational Leadership Episode three of the special release season, Leadership, features Martina Bison-Huckaby, the Director of the Center for [...]

Episode Twenty Seven | Special Release Season: Just Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership In episode two of the Leadership Special Release season, Just Science interviews Jody Wolf, the Assistant Crime Lab [...]

Episode Twenty Six | Special Release Season: Just Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership In episode one of the Leadership Special Release season, Just Science interviews Ben Swanholm, the Forensic Science [...]

Season Two: Case Studies

In the second season, Case Studies, Just Science interviews the prosecutors, investigators, victims, and crime lab directors that were involved with high profile cases. This season will highlight cases that seemed unsolvable at the time, but with some new technologies and innovation, these criminals were brought to justice. Topics include Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Human Trafficking, Odontology, Atlanta Olympic Bombing, International cases, Louisiana Serial Killer, and many more.

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Episode Twenty Four| Just Case Studies: Derrick Todd Lee – Baton Rouge Serial Killer

Derrick Todd Lee – Baton Rouge Serial Killer In Episode 9, Season 2, Just Science interviews Ray Wickenheiser, director [...]

Episode Twenty Three| Just Case Studies: Two Murders, One Trace Fiber

Two Murders, One Trace Fiber In episode eight, Season two, Just Science interviews Dr. Jan De Kinder, from the [...]

Episode Twenty Two | Just Case Studies: From Teeth to Trafficking

From Teeth to Trafficking In Episode Seven, Season two, Just Science interviews Dr. John Kenney, who is also a [...]

Episode Twenty One | Just Case Studies: A Gruesome Murder in Mesa

A Gruesome Murder in Mesa In episode six, season two, Just Science interviews Kimberly Meza from Mesa police Department [...]

Episode Nineteen | Just Case Studies: Atlanta Olympic Bombing

Atlanta Olympic Bombing Season two, episode five of Just Science interviews John Collins during the annual ASCLD symposium in [...]

Episode Eighteen | Just Case Studies: A Mother’s Tale – Part 2

A Mother’s Tale Part 2 Season two, episode four of Just Science involves a case through the eyes of [...]

Episode Seventeen | Just Case Studies: A Mother’s Tale – Part 1

A Mother’s Tale Part 1 Season two, episode three of Just Science involves a case through the eyes of [...]

Episode Sixteen | Just Case Studies: A Child’s Injustice

A Child’s Injustice Season two, episode two of the Just Science podcast involves a case from Canada that Andrew [...]

Episode Fifteen | Just Case Studies: Mel Hall – A Sexual Predator

Mel Hall – A Sexual Predator For the second season of Just Science we will be delving into case [...]

Special Release: R&D Symposium

Just Science released a special season for NIJ funded Research and Development. Dive into the community’s efforts to forward science and create a stronger justice system through knowledge. Episode topics include research with one-pot meth, bath salts, gunshot acoustics, and postmortem interval estimation.

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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 [...]

Episode 129 | Just COVID-19: The Impact to Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault

This week on Just Science, we are publishing a special release episode in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Season One: Numbers

The first season of “Just Science,” titled Numbers will give listeners content focusing on issues that forensic scientists are faced with, such as error data or proof of data. We will explore new technologies and systems that provide more efficient ways of delivering quantitative results, as well as the human factors that go into producing solid data.

Latest Episodes

Episode Ten | Just Hairy Isotopes

Just Hairy Isotopes  In episode ten of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110], [...]

Episode Nine | Just Blood Spatter

Just Blood Spatter In episode nine of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110], [...]

Episode Eight | Just the Facts About Campus Sexual Assault

Just the Facts About Campus Sexual Assault In episode eight of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of [...]

Episode Seven | Just Dry Bones

Just Dry Bones In the seventh episode of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology [...]

Episode Six | Just Budgets

Just Budgets In the sixth episode of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of [...]

Episode Five | Just DNA Mixture Interpretation

Just DNA Mixture Interpretation  In the fifth episode of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology [...]

Episode Four | Just Subjective Probability

Just Subjective Probability  For episode four of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of [...]

Episode Three | Just 3D Optical Topography

Just 3D OPTICAL TOPOGRAPHY Episode Three of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center [...]

Episode Two | Just Human Factors

Just Human Factors In episode two, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110], Dr. Tom [...]

Episode One: Just Lab Management

Just Lab Management The first episode of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center [...]