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Source: Douglas H. Ubelaker, PhD, AAFS HHRRC Chair
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) seeks to promote humanitarian and human rights in the field of forensic sciences with the support of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) helps to support key international agencies chosen by the HHRRC to improve the practice of forensic science and strengthen its impact on humanitarian and human rights issues through training, education, and dissemination of best practices and guidelines. The FTCoE produces an online podcast—Just Science—where some of the main focuses for the program are evidence preservation, training, research, and capacity building around the world. Research discussed in the “Just So You Know” episode includes looking at skeletal remains from the mass violence in Cambodia, developing the capacity of anthropology in Mexico, how nerve agents are incorporated into bones, and much more. The podcast includes an interview with Douglas Ubelaker about the HHRRC’s efforts and his contributions to an in-brief about how the NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence aids their mission.
This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.