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Mental Effects Of Firearm Injury On Youth

Mental Effects Of Firearm Injury On Youth

Firearm injury; A century ago, if a child or teenager died, an infectious disease was the most likely cause. A half century ago, if a child or teenager died, the most common reason was injuries from an automobile crash. Today, if an American child or teenager dies, firearm related injuries and automobile crashes are almost…

Contribution Of Forensic Science Towards Crime Investigation

Contribution Of Forensic Science Towards Crime Investigation

Thirty-seven years since the branch was established by the then Chief Minister JB Jasokie in 1982, the contribution of forensic science towards crime investigation in Nagaland remains, at the very least, open to question. Unlike its NE sister-states especially Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Manipur Nagaland’s Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) locate at Kachari Gaon in Dimapur is…

HHS Not Release A Firm Timeline For Drug Importation

HHS Not Release A Firm Timeline For Drug Importation

The Trump administration on Wednesday outlined ideas for potential future steps toward allowing importation of certain drugs from Canada into the United States. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) did not release a firm timeline for making formal proposals on drug importation. In fact, a future publication of draft regulatory proposals; would…

Wildlife Forensic Has Become A Necessity

Wildlife Forensic Has Become A Necessity

The Philippines intensify efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade, organizers and participants of a three-day national conference on wildlife forensic held in Mandaue City in the middle of July have affirmed the need to enhance the country’s capacity in the application of science to pursue cases involving wildlife crime. The conference, dubbed “Wildlife Forensics as…

Forensic Experts Would Boost The Efficiency Of Crime Investigation

Forensic Experts Would Boost The Efficiency Of Crime Investigation

Crime investigation in Nagaland, despite a rising insistence on adopting state of the art technology, largely remains basic. With little or no resources to draw from, the Nagaland Police are mainly confine to the traditional practice of ‘interrogation’; also applying the personnel’s resourcefulness to frame charges that can be admit in court. The lacks are…

Opioid Addiction In Vulnerable Population In Prisons

Reduce Opioid Addiction In Vulnerable Population In Prisons

It’s estimated that more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Particularly at risk are people transitioning through the criminal justice system, many of whom may already be struggling with complex issues spanning mental health, family instability and job and housing insecurity. In order to understand how best to reduce opioid addiction…

Forensic Technique In Criminal Investigation Like POCSO Cases

Forensic Technique In Criminal Investigation Like POCSO Cases

Forensic Technique; In New Delhi, July 26 The Supreme Court on Thursday noted that more designated Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL) were needed across the country to avoid delay in trial and for early disposal of cases covered by the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi…

New Chip Device Offers Detection Of Blood Residues

New Chip Device Offers Detection Of Blood Residues

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a new chip device that offers superior identification of miniscule blood residues for forensic applications. Criminologists use luminol to identify microscopic blood drops, as well as low hydrogen peroxide concentrations, proteins and DNA. These are all invisible to the naked eye; but become visible through a…

Gun Ownership Linked To Greater Incidence Of Domestic Homicides

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reveals a unique and strong association between firearm ownership and the risk of domestic homicides. For each 10 percent increase in household gun ownership rates, the findings show a significant 13 percent increased incidence of domestic firearm homicide. The homicide risk differ across…

Forensic Estimation Based On The Pigmentation In The Costal Cartilage

Forensic Estimation Based On The Pigmentation In The Costal Cartilage

Throughout forensic casework, age estimation is considered a crucial and focal point in the investigation of forensic anthropology. For living individuals who fail to offer any proof of age or tend to profit by falsifying their age, age estimation helps provide evidence for indicating their most likely age. Meanwhile, the assessment of ageat-death using human…

Licensed Firearms Dealers And Intimate Partner Link Between

Licensed Firearms Dealers And Intimate Partner Link Between

Licensed Firearms; Much attention continues to be given to crimes committed with illegal guns; but there are high risks of intimate partner homicide with legally purchase firearms as well, according to a new Rutgers University Camden study. The pioneering study conducted by Richard Stansfield and Daniel Semenza, assistant professors of criminal justice at Rutgers Camden…

Opioids Are Involved In Most Drug Related Deaths

Opioids Are Involved In Most Drug Related Deaths

Drug related deaths; Every early death, like that of Karen McDade who died in Dundee aged 43, is a tragedy for that person and their family. Sadly, an increasing number of families in Scotland are affect by these tragedies. In 2018, 1,187 people die as a result of drugs. This is a record, up 27%…