Improving forensic science one lab at a time

Forensic scientists

Wisconsin’s three crime labs where they conduct DNA analysis had experienced problems and were in need of a solution. The then Wisconsin Attorney General asked for FIU’s National Forensic Science Technology Center’s expertise due to their world known work in improving forensic science practices.

The NFSTC’s audit showed the three labs were having issues in employee turnover, processing delays and attempting too much evidence from law enforcement. The audit also recommended that the labs should gear away from the law enforcement extension and become its own separate entity.

Approvals for a legislative act to make the crime labs separate still need to be made by the state Department of Justice.

To read the article by Ed Lyon, visit the Criminal Legal New.