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NCJ Number: 35833 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: STANDARD REFERENCE COLLECTIONS OF FORENSIC SCIENCE MATERIALS - STATUS AND NEEDS - LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS PROGRAM
Author(s): H L STEINBERG
Corporate Author: US Dept of Commerce
National Bureau of Standards
Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 141
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Commerce
Washington, DC 20234
Publication Number: LESP-RPT-0601.00
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT PROVIDES AN EXTENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE ART OF FORENSIC SCIENCE MATERIALS AND ADDRESSES THE NEEDS, USES, AND FORMS OF STANDARD REFERENCE COLLECTIONS.
Abstract: WHERE EXISTING REFERENCE COLLECTIONS DO NOT SATISFY THE NEED, POTENTIAL REFERENCE COLLECTION FORMS AND RELATED QUESTIONS ARE DISCUSSED IN SOME DETAIL. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED TO GIVE DIRECTION AND STIMULUS FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS INTO CERTAIN AREAS AND TO INDICATE THOSE AREAS WHERE NO ACTION APPEARS WARRANTED AT PRESENT. THIRTY-FOUR TYPES OF REFERENCE MATERIALS WERE IDENTIFIED AS BEING IN USE, OR AS BEING POTENTIALLY USEFUL REFERENCE COLLECTIONS. COLLECTION SPECIFICATIONS, MATERIAL SOURCES, COLLECTION IMPLEMENTATION FACTORS, USERS' FACTORS, AND RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS ARE DISCUSSED FOR EACH OF THESE TYPES OF MATERIALS. THESE 34 TYPES RUN THE GAMUT FROM HUMAN HAIR TO AUTO PAINT, FROM VOICE PRINTS TO SHOE PRINTS, AND FROM WOODS AND BARKS TO WATERMARKS. THE APPENDIX INCLUDES THE PERTINENT RESULTS OF FOUR SURVEYS OF FORENSIC SCIENTISTS AS TO THEIR NEEDS AND PRACTICES. APPROXIMATELY 140 REFERENCE CITATIONS ARE PROVIDED. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Crime laboratories; Criminalistics; Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory; Reference materials; Standards
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