The Forensic Foundations Group Celebrates National Forensic Science Week in Olathe, Kansas

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John M. Collins Jr. makes "A Case for Forensic Science" at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory

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Forensic science laboratories like the one here in Johnson County make our criminal justice system more fair and accurate.

John M. Collins Jr., a nationally regarded forensic science expert based near Lansing, Michigan, spoke to a group of local officials and forensic science experts gathered at the Johnson County Sheriff's Criminalistics Laboratory to celebrate National Forensic Science Week.

Among the nearly 70 people in attendance were Sheriff Frank Denning, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, and Gary Howell, Director of the Johnson County Criminalistics Laboratory.

Collins' presentation, "A Case for Forensic Science," focused on the enormous value that forensic science laboratories deliver to the criminal justice system. He also discussed the many historical challenges, including exponential growth in crime and lack of resources, that forensic science professionals had to overcome in the 20th century just to make forensic science possible.

"Forensic science laboratories like the one here in Johnson County make our criminal justice system more fair and accurate," Collins said. "I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to join such an influential and talented group of people who all care about the future of forensic science in the United States."

Collins is the president and founder of The Forensic Foundations Group. He is also the Chief Managing Editor of Crime Lab Report. For more information, please call (517) 898-9137 or visit http://www.forensicfoundations.com.

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