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Maximizing the Potential for DNA Technology

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NCVC is hosting a webinar November 18th at 1pm ET: Maximizing the Potential for DNA Technology. “The goals of this webinar are to expose participants to the “big picture” of how forensic DNA came to be the potent crime-fighting tool that it is today, and for participants to learn about today’s most extensive and innovative applications of forensic DNA in the United States and abroad. The speaker will highlight the importance of DNA databasing for identifying offenders and solving and preventing crimes and will present intriguing cases and innovative techniques using forensic DNA.”

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Written by Jenifer

November 9, 2009 at 7:38 am

Predicting Lethal IPV

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Thanks to everyone who sent me the head’s up on this one–I love when readers forward events to me (hint). The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School is sponsoring a webinar November 12th, from 3-5pm ET: Can You Predict lethal Intimate Partner Violence? Participation is free of charge; you can register for the session here.

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Written by Jenifer

November 2, 2009 at 8:16 am

Physicians & Executions

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ReachMD has a roundtable discussion on physicians and executions, facilitated by Dr. Atul Gawande. He is joined by Deborah Denno, professor of law at Fordham University; Dr. Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesiology, and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; and Dr. David Waisel, associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, in a conversation about lethal injection, the current protocol, possible alternatives, and the role of health care professionals in putting convicted criminals to death.

As with all ReachMD programs, they’re free of charge, but require site registration to access.

Written by Jenifer

October 27, 2009 at 7:30 am

Preventing Violence

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The Prevention Institute has created a new resource on their website: Preventing Violence: Quick Links. It’s a “web-based compilation of practical, solution-oriented resources for communities working to prevent violence before it occurs“. You’ll find some great tools for community-wide planning and engagement. Best of all, if this is an area of interest for you, you can sign up for email alerts, so that you’re informed as additional resources are added to the page.

Written by Jenifer

October 14, 2009 at 7:23 am

Forced Sex by Intimate Partners

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Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell is one of this year’s keynote speakers for the IAFN Scientific Assembly in Atlanta later in the month. Many of you are familiar with her research on intimate partner violence and lethality. Earlier in the year, Men Can Stop Rape invited Dr. Campbell to address their participants at the Men and Women as Allies National Conference on the Primary Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women. Her presentation focused on forced sex by a range of intimate partners.

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Written by Jenifer

October 1, 2009 at 6:49 am

Statistics and Juries

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Today’s post is an incredibly wonky one–many of you will bail right off the bat, and of those of you who decide to check out this video, several of you won’t make it past the 2 minute mark. So what is the fascinating offering I’m posting? It’s actually a session from TED that I find to be really interesting: how statistics fool juries. If you don’t feel like you can commit to the full video, skip ahead to the 14 minute mark, where the reason for my posting the video becomes clear.

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Written by Jenifer

September 22, 2009 at 8:33 am

New Online Courses at IAFN

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Two new online courses have been announced at IAFN: SANE Dialogues: Focus Group on the Use of nPEP in SANE Programs and Patterns of Injury in Non-Accidental Childhood Fatalities. They’re free for members; non-members pay $10 each. It would appear that there are CEUs attached, but I could not find any specifics related to how many for either course. If you’re a Firefox user, be forewarned: you may not be able to complete the posttest to get credit for the course, so Internet Explorer is really the only way to access this content (which frankly sucks for Mac users like me).

Written by Jenifer

July 10, 2009 at 6:41 am