News 02.16.07

Wisconsin panel urges outsourcing of DNA testing to ease backlog

Backlogs currently plague crime labs nationwide. A report released this week by the Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission urged the state to hire more than 30 additional crime lab technicians and to send hundreds of samples to private labs for testing. Officials hope to eliminate the backlog by 2010.

Judges, police, lawyers and others who make up the commission said that eliminating the backlog is a matter of community safety…

The Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission said that outsourcing is expensive and isn't a long-term solution to the backlog. But the commission said on Thursday that it offers the best chance of processing the hundreds of cases waiting on state crime lab shelves.


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The Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission is one of six Criminal Justice Reform Commissions nationwide.

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