National Institute of Justice

Research, Science, and Policing

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NIJ established its Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Agencies program to help law enforcement agencies meet growing expectations that policing will adopt evidence-based and scientific strategies, tactics, and policies.

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Handheld Multispectral Cameras

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NIJ-supported researchers set out to develop a compact, lightweight camera that could provide real-time multispectral imagining of crime scenes allowing investigators to see latent evidence such as blood stains, ink stains, fingerprints, and tire prints.

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