In crime laboratories, scientists analyze evidence collected from crime scenes, suspects and victims. They may analyze anything from DNA or fingerprints to human remains or suspicious substances.
Due to the increasing reliance on scientific methodologies in criminal investigations, many laboratories have faced mounting workloads. NIJ has committed to helping crime laboratories increase their capacity by streamlining their processes, hiring more personnel, purchasing technology and supplies and providing up-to-date training to keep up with technological capabilities in solving crime. NIJ also supports accessible resources for crime laboratory personnel, such as Web-based databases.
Events and Trainings
- Fiscal Year 2017 Funding for DNA Analysis, Capacity Enhancement, and Other Forensic Activities
- Evaluating the Efficiency of the Use of the Qiagen QIAsymphony with High Throughput Y-screening as an Alternative to Conventional Serology
- An Automated Dielectrophoretic-Based Single Cell Separation Technique To Improve Laboratory Efficiency, Mixture Deconvolution and Combat Sample Inhibition