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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

December 2014
As 2014 draws to a close and along with it my term as your President, I want to take this last opportunity to thank Association members, Committee Chairs and members, all volunteers, Association staff, CEO Carey Goryl and the current Board of Directors for making this year so special for me personally and professionally.
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FORENSIC NURSES UPDATES


Call for Reviewers
The American Nurses Foundation has opened the Foundation's Nursing Research Grant Program Reviewer Application. The online application to apply to be a Nursing Research Grant. Deadline to complete your application is Feb. 28, 2015.
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Prepare to maximize your potential as part of nursing's exciting future — check out IAFN's Career Center for a look at what's ahead!
In Part 2 of a special interview with Dr. Tim Porter O’Grady, an acknowledged authority on nursing practice, you’ll gain more valuable insights on the future of nursing and what you can do prepare for the many new opportunities ahead.

And, if you’re interested in continuing your nursing education, Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, RN and professional nursing coach, offers advice on sources of financial assistance and alternative ways to pursue your studies.

For practical information and inspiration from knowledgeable leaders in nursing, don't miss this episode!

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Bacteria on pubic hair could be used to identify rapists
AAAS
When it comes to identifying a rapist, one of the main pieces of evidence police analyze are pubic hairs found at the crime scene. But most of these hairs are missing their roots and thus don’t harbor enough DNA for a proper match. Now, a new study suggests there may be a better way to finger the criminal: Look at the bacteria he left behind.
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Police lab internationally accredited
Charleston Daily Mail
The State Police forensic laboratory in South Charleston recently met international accreditation standards. Col. Jay Smithers made the announcement Monday in a crowded conference room at the State Police headquarters. About 30 crime lab workers cheered as Bud Keaton, retired executive director for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board, ceremonially handed an accreditation document to crime lab director Sheri Lemons.
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NIST Study Examines Use Of RFID For Forensic Evidence Management
Business Solutions
RFID technology is widely used in manufacturing and other industries as a method of tracking and managing inventories. Now, a new NIST report, “RFID Technology in Forensic Evidence Management: An Assessment of Barriers, Benefits, and Costs,” examines how RFID technology might be of use to law enforcement agencies for the management of forensic evidence.
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Research in Brief
Click here to see the latest brief from the National Institute of Justice.
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2015 Crime Victim Law Conference
NCVLI
The Legal Advocacy Award recognizes crime victims’ rights attorneys who have dedicated and committed their time to representing victims of crime in the criminal justice system. The Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award recognizes outstanding efforts of an advocate, attorney, or allied professional in advancing the rights of crime victims and shedding light on often hidden issues.
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2 webinars coming up:
Year in Review: Top Victims' Rights Cases from the Past 12 Months (OVC)
Dec. 17, 2014, 3 p.m. ET

Role of Child Advocacy Centers in Child Fatality Review Teams (OJJDP)
Dec. 18, 2014, 2 p.m. ET

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OVC releases new video series and resource guide - A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs
Child and Youth Victimization
This seven-part video series offers examples of successful programs and practices used to help drug-endangered Native youth heal from trauma. A companion resource guide accompanies this product.
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Nurse Fatigue
ANA
Inadequate sleep and resulting fatigue has major implications on the health and safety of registered nurses and can compromise patient care. Fatigue can also be costly to employers, resulting in increases in health care and workers’ compensation costs, early disability, recruitment and training costs, and legal fees.
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Vulnerable in the Field: Sexual Assault Is Common Among Scientists
The Atlantic
When she was a graduate student, geobiologist A. Hope Jahren planned to study a little-understood body of water under southwestern Turkey. “I dreamed of an ocean of hot water underneath Denizli Province, an ocean that occasionally sloshes out onto the surface to form ice-blue thermal springs,” she wrote in a September op-ed published in the New York Times. Jahren was a promising graduate student, she noted, and diligently went to scope out the region before committing completely to a life of researching it.
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Vigil Honors Victims of Domestic Violence
WOWT-TV
It was earlier this month, the body of Kelsey Miller was found inside a Lincoln storage locker. Her husband now facing a first degree murder charge. The news devastated advocates for domestic violence - especially those at Methodist Women's Hospital. A vigil was held Sunday evening, in honor of one life lost, but also hundreds of lives that have been saved.
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What A Forensic Scientist Doesn't Tell You: 7 Postmortem Responses Of A Dead Body
Medical Daily
While most of us prefer not to think about what happens to our bodies once we shuffle off this mortal coil, forensic scientists and various other researchers find the topic fascinating. So much so, they have recorded the details of this natural process precisely and to a T (toe nail). Commonly, death is said to begin with the heart; when this vital organ stops beating, your breathing ends, and soon your brain stops functioning due to a lack of blood (and oxygen) flow.
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Despite ban, medical books continue to propagate two-finger test to detect rape
IBN Live
Medical examination of rape survivors has been in question for a long time. Especially the two-finger test which involves the doctor inserting two or more fingers in the vagina of the rape survivor to test for the presence of hymen and the laxity of the vagina. For long, the two finger test has been used by doctors to determine whether a woman is habituated to sex or not. But while the past sexual history was disallowed in rape trials since 2003, this archaic and invasive two finger test is still being carried out.
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National Canadian Forensic Nursing Conference
Informa
Feb. 25-26
Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver

Forensic nurses assist the police to investigate crimes including sexual assault, domestic violence, psychological abuse, human trafficking, forensic mental or psychiatric health, suicide and suicide attempt, suspicious deaths, detecting drug or alcohol abuse, murder and assault. These nurses work in direct contact with the victims of crime and suspects of crime. The largest sub-speciality of forensic nursing is sexual assault, closely followed by death investigation, forensic psychiatric nursing and medico-legal consulting.

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New Cold Justice Series Resources to Help Resolve Unsolved Sex Crimes
The new documentary series focusing on sex crimes is a spin-off of the highly successful documentary series, Cold Justice, which currently airs on TNT. The new program will focus primarily on the investigations of unsolved sex crimes.
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ANA 2015 Quality Conference
Click here to see the 2015 Quality Conference Registration Fees.
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Are Midwives Safer Than Doctors?
The New York Times
In a clinical assessment that could have implications for the United States, Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has concluded that it is safer for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies to give birth under the supervision of midwives than in a hospital maternity ward run by doctors. The reason: Doctors are much more likely than midwives to use interventions like forceps deliveries, spinal anesthesia and cesarean sections — procedures that carry risks of infection and surgical accidents.
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Ebola Outbreak
Design for contagions in autopsy suites
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Before the Sydney siege, alleged gunman Man Haron Monis faced sexual assault, murder conspiracy charges
The Washington Post
The Iranian refugee identified as the man who held 17 people hostage in a Sydney cafe during a nearly 16-hour standoff was no stranger to Australian authorities. Before he allegedly turned to public violence on Monday, in a siege that ended when police stormed the cafe and killed 50-year-old Man Haron Monis, the self-styled Islamic cleric and “spiritual healer” already had a long criminal history, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Do elementary age children seriously consider suicide?
ACEs Connection
Author Linda Jacobs writes: Recently I was chatting online with a group of children’s ministers when someone brought up the subject of suicide in children. No one wants to think that children as young as eight or nine years of age would be at risk for suicide or even think suicidal thoughts. Most of us think of childhood as a carefree time; free of problems and stress. Even those of that know children are hurting, have high stress levels, and are burdened with problems don’t think young children are capable of understanding life and death situations such as suicide.
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New Wisconsin DOJ rape kit protocol says testing should come only with victim consent
Star Tribune
The state Department of Justice is recommending police don't submit evidence from sexual assault exams to the state crime lab unless victims have consented to cooperate with investigators. The recommendation is part of a plan DOJ's Sexual Assault Response Team has developed to address some 6,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits sitting on local police departments' shelves.
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Grisly 1924 murder and dismemberment of pregnant Emily Beilby Kaye in England spurs modern forensics
Daily News
Celebrity pathologist Bernard Spilsbury persuades Scotland Yard to review handling of homicide scenes, leading to the introduction of 'murder bag.' The essentials included forceps, a tape measure, a magnifying glass, sample bags, and, most important, rubber gloves. Patrick Mahon was hanged for the gruesome crime.
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Four new modules related to crimes and special populations are now available in VAT Online. Learn more about enrolling in this redesigned online training (OVC)
Four new VAT Online modules have been launched; including Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military, Elder Abuse, People With Disabilities, and Elderly Populations. Additional VAT Online modules that address other specific crimes and the needs of special populations will be launched in 2015.
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Forensic astronomer solves Monet mystery
MPR News
Dr. Don Olson is one of the world's leading experts in "Forensic Astronomy," which is the science of solving puzzles using the sky. He's created several special computer programs which map ancient star charts and he augments this data with historical records, letters, photos, weather charts and tidal patterns to determine how and why certain events in history occurred.
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