Forensic Science Laboratories: Handbook for Facility Planning, Design, Construction, and Relocation

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This handbook is a resource for laboratory directors, designers, consultants, and others involved in the construction or major renovation of forensic science laboratories. Laboratory construction and renovation projects must meet the unique needs and requirements of the regional law enforcement and criminal justice community it serves. This document will guide forensic laboratory facility planners on how to meet these requirements by applying principles, processes, tools, and resources that are applicable across a broad range of facility types. This document strives to highlight basic facility life cycle processes as well as those specific requirements that are unique to forensic science laboratories.