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National report finds forensic science labs underfunded, understaffed and without proper oversight

, The National Law Journal

Many forensic science labs are underfunded, understaffed and without effective oversight, and many lack strong standards for analyzing and reporting on evidence, according to a congressionally-mandated report from the National Research Council. Rigorous and mandatory certification programs for forensic scientists are currently lacking, the report said, as are strong standards and protocols for analyzing and reporting on evidence.

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