Introduction

Case Acceptance Policies and Guidelines Webinar [Archival]

Case Acceptance Policies and Guidelines Webinar [Archival]

Overview

This archived webinar, the fourth in ASCLD’s webinar series - Confronting Crime Laboratory Backlogs: Causes, Solutions, Expectations - covers laboratory case management practices and the policies that are put into place to control the intake of evidence. A significant component of a crime laboratory’s management system is its preliminary evaluation of evidence to determine if it does or does not meet established criteria that govern the submission of evidence to the laboratory. These policies, often known as case submission, case acceptance, or case management policies, help laboratories control demand for their services and prevent the accumulation of evidence awaiting testing.

A significant component of a crime laboratory’s management system is its preliminary evaluation of evidence to determine if it does or does not meet established criteria that govern the submission of evidence to the laboratory. In some jurisdictions, however, these policies can be controversial and even offensive to crime scene personnel, investigators, and trial attorneys who may disagree with their laboratory screens its evidence prior to submission.

Presenter

  • Cecelia A. Crouse

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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