Publication for accredited forensic science laboratories hits milestone

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Growth in Crime Lab Report readership is attributed to a logical, provocative examination of criminal justice controversies. Significant increases are expected in 2015. It is the only publication with exclusive focus on issues affecting accredited forensic science laboratories.

Spring 2014 was the first circulated print edition of Crime Lab Report.

Crime Lab Report first launched in 2007 as an electronic monthly commentary on controversial topics related to forensic evidence. In early 2014, a decision was made to expand the publication by adding a quarterly printed newspaper.

The Forensic Foundations Group announced today that circulation for its flagship publication, Crime Lab Report, reached 100 accredited forensic science laboratories in the United States. Over 3,000 copies of the Fall 2014 edition were delivered to laboratories in November. Both its printed and digital publications focus on issues related to forensic science practice, administration, and criminal justice policy related to scientific evidence.

Approximately 400 accredited forensic science laboratories operate in the United States. Crime Lab Report circulation is expected to reach 200 laboratories by the end of 2015.

Crime Lab Report (http://www.crimelabreport.com) first launched in 2007 as an electronic monthly commentary on controversial topics related to forensic evidence. In early 2014, a decision was made to expand the publication by adding a quarterly printed newspaper. For 2015, managing editors John Collins and Jay Jarvis plan to produce a mobile app for subscribers to access the newspaper and its archives.

“We are truly a unique publication,” said Collins, who attributes Crime Lab Report’s success to its ability to tackle highly technical and specialized topics in a provocative and entertaining way. “We have a remarkably specialized audience with an equally remarkable impact on public safety, so our publication has considerable significance.”

In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. cited Crime Lab Report in what became one of its more historic reports, which addressed the state of forensic science in America.

“Despite how forensic science is portrayed by the entertainment industry, it is a challenging profession made more difficult by having to demonstrate scientific competence in a criminal justice system that is extremely adversarial,” Collins added. “The volume and complexity of the issues suitable for coverage by Crime Lab Report are never lacking. We aren’t afraid to tackle controversial topics.”

Please contact John Collins at 517-898-9137 or jcollins(at)forensicfoundations(dot)com for more information.

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