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  NCJ Number: NCJ 211978     Find in a Library
  Title: Decreased Turn-Around Time for Forensic Genetic Testing, Final Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Barry Duceman Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: New York State Police
United States of America
  Date Published: 2005
  Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This final report to the National Institute of Justice presents data on the work accomplished by the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center with the Crime Laboratory Improvement Grant.
  Abstract: Prior to receiving the grant, the Biological Science Section of the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center was working toward two main goals: (1) eliminate the backlog of cases awaiting forensic DNA analysis, and (2) decrease the average casework turn-around time from approximately 3 months to 30 days. Data are offered on the progress toward these goals, which includes a reduction in the average turn-around time from 82 days to an average of 37 days in the previous quarter. The report points out that the two objectives have not yet been fully achieved due to the fact that all aspects of the program have not yet been implemented. Work toward the accomplishments of these two objectives is described and includes the hiring of a large number of new staff and the adoption of an accelerated staff training model. Equipment upgrades funded by the grant are described and the improvements are linked to the reduction in the duration of training and the elimination of production bottlenecks that had been slowing down casework analysis. Steady progress is recounted in the implementation of high throughput, automated forensic genotyping, which is expected to decrease case processing time and enhance process quality and data traceability. Future plans for improving productivity are discussed and include the increased use of software solutions that can be integrated into an automated approach. Tables
  Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
  Index Term(s): Caseload management ; Case processing ; Crime laboratory management ; NIJ grant-related documents ; New York
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2003-LP-CX-K005
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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