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  NCJ Number: NCJ 191191     Find in a Library
  Title: Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories, 2001
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Greg W. Steadman
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 01/2002
  Page Count: 8
  Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of publicly operated forensic crime labs that perform Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing.
  Abstract: The survey is a follow-up to the initial survey of DNA crime labs in 1998. The survey included questions about each lab’s budget, personnel, workloads, procedures, equipment, and other topics. Numerical tables present workloads in terms of known subject cases, unknown subject cases, and convicted offender DNA samples. Data were obtained from 100 of the 120 estimated known DNA crime labs. The report compares findings to the baseline data from the initial survey. Highlights include the following: (1) In 2000 DNA crime laboratories received about 31,000 subject cases, an increase from almost 21,000 cases in 1999. (2) Forty-five percent of laboratories reported contracting private laboratories to do forensic DNA testing in 2000. (3) At the beginning of 2001, 81 percent of DNA crime laboratories had backlogs totaling 16,081 subject cases and 265,329 convicted offender samples.
  Main Term(s): Testing and measurement ; Studies ; DNA fingerprinting
  Index Term(s): Crime Laboratories (Crime Labs) ; Trace evidence ; Suspect identification ; Blood/body fluid analysis ; Hair and fiber analysis ; Tissue analysis ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Private crime laboratories
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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