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Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Labs Series

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2023

The Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Labs (CPFFCL) was first conducted in 2003 to capture data on the 2002 workload and operations of the 351 publicly funded crime labs operating that year. It is produced every three or four years since it was first conducted. The CPFFCL includes all state, county, municipal, and federal crime labs that (1) are solely funded by government or whose parent organization is a government agency and (2) employ at least one full-time natural scientist who examines physical evidence in criminal matters and provides reports and opinion testimony with respect to such physical evidence in courts of law. For example, this includes DNA testing and controlled substance identification for federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Some publicly funded crime labs are part of a multi-lab system. The census attempted to collect information from each lab in the system. Police identification units, although sometimes responsible for fingerprint analysis, and privately operated facilities were not included in the census.

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Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023

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Harvested from DOJ JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Maintainer
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Data First Published 2005-09-02T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2018-10-18T12:21:02
Public Access Level public
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Harvest Source Title DOJ JSON
License http://www.usa.gov/publicdomain/label/1.0/
Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash cfb734ef16d5b1c7a7d5b7ddce8592429534eb08
Source Schema Version 1.1

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