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NCJ Number: 62624 Find in a Library
Title: HOME OFFICE FORENSIC SCIENCE SERVICE - ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT, 1978 - ENGLAND
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office Central Research Establishment
United Kingdom
Editor(s): K MARRIOTT
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 141
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Central Research Establishment
Berkshire RG7 4PN, England
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE HOME OFFICE CENTRAL RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT (HOCRE) FOR FORENSIC SERVICES IN ENGLAND DESCRIBES SERVICES PROVIDED, GIVES REPORTS OF THE VARIOUS DIVISIONS, AND SUMMARIZES CURRENT PROJECTS.
Abstract: HOCRE IS A LABORATORY WHICH PROVIDES SERVICES AND GUIDANCE TO OPERATIONAL FORENSIC SCIENTISTS. STAFF ARE PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY SERVED OR ARE LIKELY TO SERVE IN ONE OF THE FORENSIC LABORATORIES. SERVICES PROVIDED ARE (1) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES IN BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY; (2) INFORMATION SERVICES DEALING WITH INQUIRIES FROM OPERATIONAL LABORATORIES, THE DESIGN AND SETTING UP OF DATA COLLECTIONS, AND COMPUTER SERVICES; (3) EVALUATION SERVICES CONCERNING NEW TECHNIQUES AND EQUIPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF FORENSIC LABORATORY NEEDS; (4) ANALYTICAL SERVICES CONCERNING TESTING THAT IS USUALLY DONE IN OPERATIONAL LABORATORIES, BUT IN A GIVEN INSTANCE IS BETTER CARRIED OUT AT HOCRE; AND (5) EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, CONSISTING OF TEACH-INS, ATTACHMENTS, VISITS AND COLLOQUIA. THE APPROACH OF HOCRE IS MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND PROBLEM-CENTERED, DEALING WITH DAILY PROBLEMS IN CRIME DETECTION. SOME OF THE PARTICULAR PROJECTS DESCRIBED INCLUDE DETERMINATION OF LEVELS OF A, B, AND H BLOOD GROUP SUBSTANCES, AN EVALUATION OF THE FIORI PHENOMENON, AND THE RANGE OF SENSITIVITIES WITH WHICH DRUGS CAN BE DETECTED IN HUMAN FLUIDS. REPORTS, INCLUDING METHODS OF STUDY, APPROPRIATE CHARTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION, AND FINDINGS ARE MADE BY EACH OF THE MAJOR HOCRE DIVISIONS: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, DRUGS AND TOXICOLOGY, INFORMATION, AND A GROUP CONCERNED WITH ALCOHOL LEVELS IN DRIVERS. REPORTS PUBLISHED DURING 1978 ARE LISTED WITH ANNOTATIONS. CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES LECTURES, AND CONFERENCES WITH NAMES OF ATTENDING STAFF MEMBERS ARE LISTED. STAFF CHANGES, VISITS AND VISITORS, AND A LIST OF MEMBERS AND A STAFF TELEPHONE DIRECTORY COMPLETE THE REPORT. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis; Blood/body fluid analysis; Crime laboratories; Drug analysis; England; Evidence identification; Forensic medicine; Poisons and poison analysis; Urinalysis
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