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National District Attorneys Association statement on charging and sentencing memo to federal prosecutors

National District Attorneys Association On Friday, May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to federal prosecutors outlining updated charging and sentencing guidelines for the Department of Justice (DOJ). The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), representing America’s 2500 elected and appointed state and local prosecutors, stands with its federal counterparts in doing all that […]

Editorial: State law requires inmate DNA

OWH May 22, 2017 State prison officials are now on the way to following state law by requiring DNA swabs of convicted felons. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services no longer lets inmates refuse to provide the samples without suffering consequences — which was occurring before The World-Herald revealed the practice. View Full Report

Recent Developments in the Forensic Sciences

Office of the Deputy Attorney General Forensic science is generally dated to Hans Gross’ Handbuch für Untersuchungsrichter, Polizeibeamte, Gendarmen (Handbook for Magistrates, police officials, military policemen), which was published in 1893, although forensic medicine and forensic toxicology are much older. Edmond Locard established the first crime laboratory in 1910 in Lyon, France. View Full Report

Student sexting a ‘growing problem,’ in middle and high schools, leading to legislation, Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley says

Gintautas Dumcius Sexting – the sending of sexually explicit messages via text message — is a “growing problem” in middle schools and high schools, leading to the need for legislation that could curb it, a top prosecutor said Tuesday. “We see it all the time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said at a press […]