United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This study contains data from a survey of publicly operated
forensic crime labs that perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
testing. The survey was a follow-up to the initial survey of DNA crime
labs in 1998 (ICPSR study 2879). The survey included questions about
each lab's budget, personnel, procedures, equipment, and workloads in
terms of known subject cases, unknown subject cases, and convicted
offender DNA samples. The survey was sent to 135 forensic laboratories,
and 124 responses were received from individual public laboratories and
headquarters for statewide forensic crime laboratory systems. The
responses included 110 publicly funded forensic laboratories that
performed DNA testing in 47 states.
U.S. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL SURVEY OF DNA CRIME LABORATORIES, 2001. ICPSR version. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03550.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03550.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 is provided by ICPSR 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 Web site.
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.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2003-11-10
- 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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