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The general assembly recognizes and declares that:
(1) Examining crime scenes for evidence is essentially a state and local problem;
(2) The establishment of appropriate goals, objectives, and standards for the examination of crime scenes and the training of appropriate personnel in such techniques must be a priority concern;
(3) The functions of a state crime lab must be coordinated in an efficient and effective manner;
(4) The full and effective use of resources affecting state and local crime scene investigations requires the complete cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies; and
(5) Training, research, evaluation, and technical assistance activities must be encouraged and focused on the improvement of scientific criminal investigation in Rhode Island.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 12. Criminal Procedure § 12-1.1-2. Legislative findings and purpose - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-12-criminal-procedure/ri-gen-laws-sect-12-1-1-2.html
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