Most Wanted: Answers to Facility Issues
International Forensic Facilities: A Question and Answer Session
I would like to better inform the forensic community just how important international forensic science facility projects are and how they can help grow the international forensic community.
A Bit About Taking a Byte Out of Digital Forensics Laboratories
Combating cybercrime is the purview of the digital forensics laboratory—a relative newcomer on the forensic scene. What are the requirements for designing laboratory spaces that best support this ever changing section?
The Goldilocks Principle: Getting Your Engineering Systems Just Right
Utility systems that support forensic science need to hit the mark and be, as Goldilocks said, just right. Skip the energy conserving features and you’ll spend more on utility bills indefinitely.
Laboratory Storage Solutions: Efficient Solutions to the Ever Present Issue of Stuff
What options exist to better store items that not only provide more storage but also provide an economy of space? Depending on what is being stored there are a number of products to help facilitate that need.
Move Management and Your Laboratory: You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!
One of the most difficult and time consuming portions of the construction of a new laboratory is preparing and orchestrating a move. With some organization and forethought you can make the best of an inevitable situation.
What’s Your Problem? A Continuing Dialogue with the Forensic Community
We’d like to challenge each one of you to define what your greatest forensic facility challenge is today. Here are some issues that we often hear about.
Leasing Laboratory Space
This article will discuss some of the pros and cons of leasing laboratory space and will ask some questions which can help you determine if it will work for you.
Seven Days in Morocco
We were asked to evaluate a proposed forensic laboratory site in Morocco, develop a program for the agency, test-fit the program into the building’s floor plans, and make a recommendation as to the potential use of the proposed building as a crime lab.
Working Internationally Case Study: Lagos, Nigeria Forensic Complex
We were asked to prepare a facility needs assessment for Lagos, Nigeria as part of the country’s focused effort to improve the use of forensic science to support law enforcement, criminal investigation, and the judicial system of Lagos State.
Working Internationally Case Study: South America
The International Criminal Investigation Training Assistance Program of the United States Department of Justice, through Military Professional Resources, Inc. contracted us to conduct an on-site review of a recently partially remodeled lab in South America. The following issues were identified and documented.