ABSTRACT

Audit of Outside Employment by Staff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory Division's DNA Units   [open pdf - 425KB]

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Laboratory Division supports the federal and non-federal criminal justice systems by: (1) conducting scientific analyses of physical evidence; (2) providing specialized scientific and technical support to ongoing investigations; (3) developing an automated database of DNA profiles from evidence and individuals for examination and comparison; (4) providing expert testimony in court; and (5) providing specialized forensic science training, analysis, and technical assistance to crime laboratory personnel and crime scene training to law enforcement personnel. The FBI Laboratory Division is also the custodian of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), which is composed of multiple indices, including databases of DNA profiles from convicted offenders, forensic evidence, arrestees, missing persons, and unidentified human remains." The objective of this Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General audit were to: "(1) identify and assess the procedures through which FBI Laboratory DNA staff request and obtain approval for outside employment, (2) determine if DNA staff and FBI management followed the established procedures regarding outside employment, and (3) determine whether outside employment by DNA staff creates the reality or appearance of conflicts of interest."

Report Number:
Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Audit Report No. 11-20
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Date:
2011-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General: http://www.justice.gov/oig/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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