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South Carolina Crime Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $1,200,000)

PROJECT SUMMARY FOR 2000-RC-CX-0023 (Supplement 1)

The Crime Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP) was created in FY 2000 as an expansion of the FY 1996-99 Forensic DNA Laboratory Improvement Program. The goal of CLIP is to provide support for public crime laboratories to improve the capacities and capabilities in all disciplines of forensic analytical testing. The availability of increasingly state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and timely forensic analyses will in turn be of valuable assistance to law enforcement personnel in the investigation of criminal offenses.

The majority of electronic crime involves the use of computers in one of two categories; where the computer is the "weapon of the crime (e.g., hackers or virus writers) or where the computer is used to facilitate a crime (e.g., internet fraud). This award is supplement #1 to 2000-RC-CX-0023. The goal of this phase of the award is to establish a central location to report, investigate, and examine digital evidence in South Carolina. SLED will address this goal by establishing a joint partnership that includes State, Federal, and local law enforcement agencies. The agencies comprising this partnership will work collaboratively to resolve cyber-crime cases. The establishment of a single location to investigate computer crimes, recover digital evidence, and assist in the analysis of that evidence will deliver to South Carolina a clearinghouse for information reporting, training, investigative assistance, and prosecution of high technology crimes.



Date Created: September 29, 2000