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Efficient Casework Policy To Address Emerging Challenges in Seized Drugs

NCJ Number
255302
Date Published
September 2020
Length
5 pages
Author(s)
Jeremy Triplett
Agencies
NIJ
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Program/Project Description, Policy, Instructional Material (Programmed)
Annotation

This NIJ "Notes from the Field" article discusses the challenges presented by backlogs in forensic science laboratories.

Abstract

Jeremy Triplett, laboratory manager of the Central Forensic Laboratory in Frankfort, Kentucky, discusses the challenges of backlogs in forensic science in this article from the NIJ "Notes from the Field" series. He says that by establishing policies on the most critical samples to test and maintaining ongoing communication with stakeholders, laboratories can operate more efficiently to manage a backlog. Triplett has overseen training programs, policy and procedure revisions, and internal audits for the Kentucky State Police's seized drugs laboratories. He previously served as president of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and chairman of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees Forensic Science Standards Board.

Date Created: September 30, 2020