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Crime Scene Management in Correctional Institutions

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $384,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance, furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In FY 2008, the program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within five major categories: 1) preventing crime and drug abuse; 2) enhancing local law enforcement; 3) enhancing local courts; 4) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 5) facilitating justice information sharing.

The University of Tennessee's Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) will implement the Crime Scene Management in Correctional Institutions Project under category 4: enhancing local corrections. They will expand the current training delivery system and skill building opportunities for local corrections personnel offered through LEIC's National Forensic Science Institute (NFSI). LEIC will further increase the capacity and response of forensic science and crime scene investigations within correctional institutions through Crime Scene Management in Correctional Institutions, a hands-on training course designed to offer correctional officers and staff access to forensic evidence identification, documentation, collection, and preservation procedures. The project goals are to deliver eight courses nationwide and leverage the existing networks of several national correctional associations and organizations to educate and inform the national correctional audience on the training and technical assistance resources available.


Date Created: September 28, 2008