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Jay Jarvis and John
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Our Recent Reports
Management credentials at issue in Ohio crime laboratory
APR 29 2013 - "Recent events in Canton, Ohio have made it clear
that some politicians with the responsibility for appointing
crime lab managers cannot be trusted to exercise good judgment.
But in the absence of authoritative and specific
standards governing the credentials of crime laboratory
administrators, these missteps may happen again somewhere else.
Complex scandal had simple causes, says audit report
MAR 28 2013 - "A 'focused assessment of the laboratory quality
systems' in place at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory
Institute (HSLI) in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, with 'special
emphasis on analytical chemistry and those few testing areas not
currently subject to an external regulatory process such as the
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) or other state or
federal oversight,' was conducted at the request of the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Association of
Public Health Laboratories (APHL).
Promise and peril: the national forensic science commission
FEB 28 2013 - "The idea of a national commission on
forensic science holds promise and can succeed if it is done
right and with resolve. But from this point, the possible paths
forward are infinite. Some will lead to success; others will
lead to failure."
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