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Title: Crime Laboratories 1988: Critical Components of State Drug Control Strategies
Author(s): J R Coldren Jr; K R Coyle
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Research and Statistics Association
Washington, DC 20002
Grant Number: 87-DD-CX-K049
Sale Source: Justice Research and Statistics Association
10 G Street N.E., Suite 710
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents information on 62 crime laboratories in 14 States that received formula grants for drug enforcement programs under the Anti-Drug Abuse Acts of 1986 and 1988.
Abstract: The report covers laboratory type, size, personnel composition, and expenditures; types of law enforcement agencies submitting suspected controlled substances for analysis; types of drugs identified; and average turnaround time for analysis completion. The report found that crime laboratories received approximately 320,000 requests for analysis of suspected controlled substances in 1988; 55 percent of these requests were made by municipal agencies. Laboratories analyzed 566,734 suspected controlled substances in 1988; 49 percent of the substances identified were marijuana and 29 percent were cocaine. Average turnaround time for completion of a drug analysis was less than 2 weeks for more than 50 percent of the laboratories. In 1988, the laboratories spent more than $18 million, more than $2 million of which went toward the purchase of analysis equipment. 2 figures, 9 tables, 6 references, and 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Drug analysis
Index Term(s): Crime laboratories; Science and Technology; Statistics
Note: A Special Analysis Report of the Consortium for Drug Strategy Impact Assessment
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