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Maximizing the Capabilities of the Forensic Science Community

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $1,480,842)

The National Academies Committee on Science, Technology, and Law intends to convene a committee to undertake a study to: (1) assess the present and future resource needs of the forensic science community; (2) make recommendations for maximizing the use of forensic technologies and techniques; (3) identify potential scientific advances that may assist law enforcement in using forensic technologies and techniques; (4) make recommendations for programs that will increase the number of qualified forensic scientists and medical examiners; (5) disseminate best practices and guidelines concerning the collection and analysis of forensic evidence; (6) examine the role of the forensic community in homeland security; (7) examine the interoperability of Automated Fingerprint Information Systems; and (8) examine additional issues pertaining to forensic science.


Date Created: August 6, 2006