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DEADLINE 11:59 P.M. EST TONIGHT — SUBMIT NOW!
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The deadline for abstract submission for the IAFN 2013 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice (formerly Scientific Assembly) is TODAY. Please share this opportunity with other forensic nurses, students, administrators, researchers, and educators as well as other professionals in disciplines related to forensic nursing such as law enforcement, corrections, legal professionals, program administrators, and sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions. Submit an abstract for 2013!

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Apply now for online Medicolegal Death Investigation course
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The online Medicolegal Death Investigation course, Forensic Sciences: An Overview for Medicolegal Death Investigators, is now open. The purpose of this program is to provide medicolegal death investigators with general knowledge of the scope and application of the forensic sciences within the criminal justice system, including crime scene processing and photography, latent fingerprint processing, controlled substances analysis, toxicology, forensic anthropology, forensic entomology, forensic odontology, firearm and tool mark collection and preservation, trace evidence analysis, fire debris analysis, explosives and explosive device identification, and forensic biology (serology/DNA). More

The The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, based on a survey conducted in 2010. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story—more than 1 million women are raped in a year and over 6 million women and men are victims of stalking in a year. These findings emphasize that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are important and widespread public health problems in the United States. More

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month begins tomorrow
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The Date Safe Project, Inc. is shifting the paradigm from a "Don't Perspective" to a "How To Do — the RIGHT WAY!" Teens absolutely APPRECIATE finally not being told what NOT TO DO and having positive actions they want to take immediately following the program. More

US: DC police mishandle sexual assault cases
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Victims of sexual assault in Washington, D.C., are not getting the effective response they deserve and should expect from the district's Metropolitan Police Department, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Sexual assault cases are too often not properly documented or investigated and victims may face callous, traumatizing treatment, despite official departmental policy to the contrary. More

Experts: Many women victims of 'contraceptive sabotage'
HealthDay News via U.S. National Library of Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Obstetricians and gynecologists should screen women and teens for signs that their partner is sabotaging their birth control, forcing them to have unprotected sex or otherwise trying to control their reproductive choices, says a leading group of U.S. doctors. More

E-toolkits now available
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The PRC is pleased to announce that the National Institute of Corrections has launched interactive e-toolkits for jails and juvenile corrections. Click here for the jail e-toolkit. Click here for the juvenile e-toolkit.

North Carolina crime lab backups delaying cases
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DNA and fingerprint analysis can take more than a year to acquire from the lab, Alamance County District Attorney Pat Nadolski said. While those results are pending, investigations can stall, with witnesses losing vivid memories of events — key to testifying before a jury. More

Senate reportedly ready to vote on Violence Against Women Act
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The Senate will vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, senior Democratic aides told The Huffington Post. The Senate has been moving with lightning speed to get VAWA up and out the door. More

Elder abuse, use of shelters rising
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The number of seniors being abused, exploited or neglected every year is often estimated at about 2 million, judging by available statistics and surveys, but experts say the number could be much higher. Some research indicates that 1 in 10 seniors have suffered some form of abuse at least once. More


 

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