In 2010, Indigent Defense Services created the position of Forensic Resource Counsel to assist North Carolina public defenders and private appointed counsel in understanding and if appropriate, challenging the forensic science evidence in their cases. This website is an initiative of the Forensic Resource Counsel.
In February 2011 the Expert Database was launched, providing information about state and defense forensic science experts. In the Spring of 2011, additional resources were added, making this website a repository of training materials, crime lab procedures and protocols, scientific research, and other resources to support litigation in the area of forensic science evidence.
A database of Online Forensic Science Trainings was launched in August 2011. This database contains over 100 free online forensic trainings that are sortable by topic.
The Forensic Science in NC Blog was launched in August 2011, providing a forum for discussion of the latest topics in forensic science.
FORENSIC SCIENCE IN THE MEDIA
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NC CRIME LAB PROCEDURES
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DATABASE OF EXPERTS
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