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A Landscape Study of Laboratory Information Management Systems for Forensic Crime Laboratories

Report Date Published August 2020 Introduction As a key stakeholder in the criminal justice system, forensic laboratories must track, analyze, and report on evidence related to each request for service they receive.  This is no easy task for laboratories: according…

A Landscape Study of SOPs to Collect and Process Arrestee and Convicted Offender DNA Samples

Report Date This study is currently being conducted. The project team presented a poster on preliminary findings and next steps at the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) in Phoenix, Arizona on September 24-27, 2018. Description The Forensic Technology Center…

Landscape Study of Field Portable Devices for Presumptive Drug Testing

Report Date May 2018 Report Summary The goal of this report is to inform the forensic community about the current landscape of field portable devices and techniques used for presumptive drug testing. This report also contains a discussion of the…

A Landscape Study of Mobile Evidential Breath Alcohol Instruments

Report Date December 2016 Purpose This report provides a landscape of select mobile evidential breath alcohol instruments and factors impacting their implementation and use. Specifically, this report provides decision-makers and potential end users with the following: 1) an overview of the…

A Landscape Study of Federal Investment in Forensic Science R&D

Report Date December 2016 Purpose Federal government involvement in forensic science improvement has accelerated in recent years. Federal investments have transformed DNA capacity and demonstrated the power of scientific advances to address criminal justice challenges. In its 2009 report, Strengthening Forensic…

A Landscape Study of Handheld and Portable Raman Spectrometers

Report Date September 2014 Report Summary This report provides a “landscape” view of the issues and products associated with field portable Raman spectrometers for the identification of powders, liquids, gels, or tablets. The document is intended to furnish law enforcement, first…

A Landscape Study of Mobile ID Fingerprint Devices

Report Date January 2014 Report Summary This report provides a “landscape” view of the issues and products associated with mobile devices for fingerprint identification, with a focus on forensic applications. The document is intended to furnish laboratory managers and investigators with…