United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This study reports findings from a survey of publicly
operated forensic crime labs that perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
testing. The survey includes questions about each lab's budget,
personnel, workload, and operating policies and procedures. Data were
obtained from 108 out of 120 estimated known labs, including all
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL SURVEY OF DNA CRIME LABORATORIES, 1998. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02879.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02879.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
policies and procedures
Date of Collection:
All known DNA crime laboratories in the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook and data collection instrument are
provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format
was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using
PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on
how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2000-11-02
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well
as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable,
and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to
reflect these additions.
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