State Crime Lab marks National Forensic Science Week
Release date: 8/13/2014
Raleigh: The North Carolina State Crime Laboratory is marking National Forensic Science Week, August 11-15, with two events open to the public.
On Wednesday, August 13, the State Crime Lab will host a Forensics Expo from 2:30 to 6:30 PM. The expo will include demonstrations of DNA collection, computer forensic analysis, latent print analysis and more. The State Crime Lab is located at 121 Tryon Road in Raleigh.
On Thursday, August 14, experts from the Crime Lab will participate in Science Café: the Real CSI at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from 7:00-9:00 PM. Six forensic scientists from various disciplines at the Crime Lab will explain what they do and take questions from the audience. The talk will take place at the Daily Planet Café in the Museum’s Nature Research Center, located at 121 West Jones Street in Raleigh.
Both events are free and open to the public.
The North Carolina State Crime Lab operates a main facility in Raleigh and satellite labs in Asheville and Greensboro that provide forensic analysis free of charge to District Attorneys, sheriffs, police and other law enforcement agencies across the state. The State Crime Lab analyzes crime scene evidence including digital evidence, drugs, toxicology, DNA, firearms, fingerprints, gunshot residue, paint, arson, hair and fibers.
North Carolina’s Crime Lab is the only state system in the nation to be dually accredited, and the Crime Lab holds accreditation under ISO/IEC 17025, the highest international standards available to forensic laboratories.
Media Contact: Noelle Talley (919) 716-6413