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Government Documents on Forensic Science: Congress

Government Documents on Forensic Science


The last three titles listed are congressional committee hearings. The House and Senate Judiciary hearings have jurisdiction over FBI programs plus other Justice Department programs and provide funding for these programs. Transcripts of these committee hearings are available in HSSE from 1975 to the present. Pre-1975 hearings may be available via the Hathitrust Catalog

House Judiciary Committee

HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog documents.

To Examine the State of Forensic Science in the United States
(March 28, 2017 House Judiciary Committee hearing)

Federal Rules of Evidence

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

HSSE DOC Y 4.J 89/1:115-8

Senate Judiciary Committee

HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog documents.

Justice for All:  Convicting the Guilty and Exonerating the Innocent
(March 21, 2012 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing)

HSSE DOC Y 4. J 89/2:S.HRG. 112-900

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports (Courtesy-University of North Texas Library)

CRS Reports (Courtesy:  Library of Congress 2018-present)

DNA Testing in Criminal Justice:  Background, Law, & Grants (January 24, 2018 CRS report)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Congressional Record Features the text of congressional debate and legislation plus votes on this legislation.

ProQuest Congressional (Historic and recent U.S. government publications by agencies such as the Justice Dept. and congressional committees.)

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