New technologies, including DNA and digital databases that can compare known and questioned exemplars, have transformed forensic science and greatly impacted the investigative process. They have also made the work more complicated. Obtaining proper resources to provide quality and timely forensic services is frequently a challenge for forensic mana
Leadership in Forensic Science Laboratories. Origins and Rationale. Description: National Leadership Challenges. Risks, Problems, Barriers: Leadership Challenges in the Lab. Identifying Leadership Challenges: Insight from Forensic Leaders. Behavioral Costing of Human Resources. Lessons Learned and Recommendations: Measures of Efficiency and Effectiveness. Forensic Laboratory Key Business Metrics and Cost�Benefit Analyses. Laboratory Management Performance Model. Law Enforcement Requirements. Costs. Capability. Cost: Efficiency and Effectiveness. Performance. Benchmarks for Best Practices. Basics of Cost�Benefit Analyses. Laboratory Excellence and Ethics: An Essential Association. Douglas Lucas. Why Is Ethical Conduct Important to Forensic Laboratory Management and Staff?. Ethics: What Are They?. Codes of Ethics: What Are They? Who Needs Them?. Examples of Some Ethical Problems. Why Do People Do Such Things?. Some Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas. Forensic Training, Education, and Institutes. Forensic Science Manager Job Requirements. Identifying the Need for Education, Training, and Professional Development. Laboratory Management Performance Model Professional Development Costs. Solution: Academic Institutes for Forensic Science. Advice for Students Considering a Forensic Career. Curricula. Dedicated Facilities. Two Student Cameos. The Capstone: Testimony. Major Academic and Institute Outcomes. Testimony. ISO Accreditation Implementation: A Framework to Implement a Quality Service. Harold Peel and Murray Malcolm. Background: International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Accrediting Bodies. Why Consider Accreditation? Advantages and Some Considerations. Terminology. ISO/IEC 17025 (2005): Outline and Comment. Section 4. Preparation and Implementation. Writing Policies and Procedures. Lexicon. Scientific Procedure versus Administrative Procedure. Instructions on How to Develop Procedures.