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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 207205     Find in a Library
Title: Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2002
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Joseph L. Peterson ; Matthew J. Hickman
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2005
Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents information and data on the organization, functions, budget, and expenditures, staffing, workload, and forensic backlog in the Nation's more than 350 publicly funded crime labs.
Abstract: Additional topics included in this report examine contracting with external laboratories, quality control, training, and research conducted by public forensic laboratories. The report complements earlier data collections and statistical reports from BJS documenting similar issues in forensic DNA laboratories. Highlights include the following: Ninety-one percent of outsourced requests were DNA-related, including nearly 13,000 casework requests and 205,000 convicted offender samples in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS); a typical laboratory in 2002 started the year with a backlog of about 390 requests, received 4,900 requests, and completed 4,600 requests; and 41 percent of publicly funded labs in 2002 reported outsourcing one or more types of forensic services to private labs. 25 Tables
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Crime Laboratories (Crime Labs) ; Private crime laboratories ; Criminal justice employment/expenditure data ; Crime laboratory management ; DNA fingerprinting
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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