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2014 Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $397,421)

The goal of the 2014 Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories is to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the current forensic science services, resources, and practices within the nation's crime labs and to document changes over time. The key activities covered under this award include producing a complete census roster of publicly funded forensic crime labs operating in 2014, developing the data collection instrument, fielding the 2014 census in 2015, processing and verify the census data, and generating a research database. This project will help to inform policy makers, practitioners, and the general public about issues affecting crime labs and the forensic science field.

Date Created: September 13, 2013