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Investigative Backlog

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Causes of Backlog

Investigative Backlog

Common reasons for an investigative backlog (a backlog in the submission process of collected evidence) include:

  • Lack of resources or manpower
  • Lack of training or knowledge of forensic DNA analysis
  • Inexperienced investigators
  • Lack of departmental guidelines
  • Staff turnover within detective units


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