Crime Lab Report

Crime Lab Report

Crime Lab Report is a multimedia publication with a semi-annual printed distribution each summer and winter.  Its focus centers on professional practices, media coverage, industry trends, and public policies related to the practice of the forensic laboratory sciences within the criminal justice system. 

Created in 2007, Crime Lab Report is among the most respected and widely read publications in forensic science.  Its cutting-edge perspectives have influenced the administration and practice of forensic science across the United States and overseas.  

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Print Archive

Below are listed the PDF archives for the printed edition of Crime Laboratory, which was first distributed in the Spring of 2014.  Please select a file for download.

Summer 2017

Inside this Issue

  • Crime Lab Report – Expanding Our Reach
  • Jump-Starting Careers for Young Forensic Scientists
  • Let’s Measure the Reliability of Forensic Science
  • Professional Coaching in Forensic Science – A Study

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Summer 2016

Inside this Issue

  • In Defense of Forensic Pattern Identifications
  • Accreditation for the One-Person Organizations
  • NDAA Press Release on PCAST Forensic Science Report

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Spring 2016

Inside this Issue

  • The Opioid Epidemic
  • 2015 Compensation Study
  • Forensic Science Chamber of Commerce

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Fall 2015

Inside this Issue

  • Introducing the ACFSL
  • Why the Congress is Needed
  • Electronic Data Entry for DNA Testing Improves Quality
  • Designing Office Space
  • Forensic Scientist is a Fair Job Title….If…..

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Summer 2015

Inside this Issue

  • FBI Hair Case Review
  • Complaint Filed Against Innocence Project
  • Documentary Takes Aim at Innocence Fraud
  • Preview of Compensation Survey

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Spring 2015

Inside this Issue

  • National Commission on Forensic Science
  • Defense Attorneys Need Access to Forensic Expertise
  • NDAA Statement on National Commission
  • The Law has Failed, Not Forensic Science
  • Improving your HR Practices

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Winter 2015

Inside this Issue

  • Virginia DFS Reacts to Budget Constraints
  • The Innocence Audit: A Special Investigation
  • Need for Private Sector Unification in Forensic Science
  • ACS Endorses ‘Scientist’ Credential for Lawyers
  • ABA Shows True Colors on Science
  • Multiple Generations in Today’s Workforce

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Fall 2014

Inside this Issue

  •  The Tragedy of Rape Kit Grandstanding
  • Foresight Project Revolutionizes Forensic Science
  • Stochastics – The Science Behind Pattern Comparisons
  • Perspectives on Quality
  • Branch your Lab’s Career Path to Retain Employees

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Summer 2014

Inside this Issue

  • The Impossibility of Real Science in Today’s Criminal Justice
  • Rapid DNA Adoption
  • Media Activism in Texas on Hair Evidence
  • Delaware Drug ME Scandal
  • Ralph Keaton – A Pioneer Among Us
  • The New Discrimination in the 21st Century

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Spring 2014

Inside this Issue

  • The Story of Crime Lab Report
  • About the Forensic Science Chamber of Commerce
  • Television Cameras in the Courtroom
  • Occupational Outlook
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction in the Forensic Lab

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