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Forensic Science Laboratories: Handbook for Facility Planning, Design, Construction, and Relocation.

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Author(s)

Melissa K. Taylor, James Aguilar, Tom Barnes, Joseph Browne, Alison Kennedy, Romeo Miranda, Shannan Williams, Yvette Burney, John Byrd, Adam Denmark, Michael Mount, Susan Halla, Lou Hartman, Kenneth Mohr, Deborah Leben, Greg Matheson, Steve Sigel, Jennifer Smither, Aliece Watts

Abstract

This handbook is a resource for laboratory directors, designers, consultants, and other stakeholders involved in the construction or major renovation of forensic science laboratories. Laboratory construction and renovation projects must meet the unique needs and requirements of the regional law enforcement and criminal justice community it serves. This document will guide forensic laboratory facility planners on how to meet these requirements by applying principles, processes, tools, and resources that are applicable across a broad range of facility types. This document strives to highlight basic facility life cycle processes as well as those specific requirements that are unique to forensic science laboratories.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7941
Report Number
7941

Keywords

forensic science laboratory, laboratory construction, laboratory design, laboratory planning, laboratory relocation
Created June 25, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018