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The North Carolina Program for Forensic Science Mission Statement

The mission of the Forensic Program is fourfold: Education, Research, Technical Service and Extension.

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Education:
• NCPFS maintains a central website
• Develops technical publications
• Maintains a list of certified experts in various technical and scientific fields
• Presents educational workshops such as Bugs, Bones and Botany©, Discovery and Recovery, Human Osteology, and other topical courses on specialized subjects.

Research:
NCPFS pursues establishment of new standards for forensic identification, remote sensing, archaeological recovery, entomology, geology and chemistry in medicolegal investigations.
Facilitates interdisciplinary research at North Carolina State University , other colleges and universities and with private sector researchers.
Promotes collaboration with and between academia, government agencies, corporations, and private researchers that will assist criminal investigations and enhance the criminal justice process.
Seeks to establish minimum standard protocols for medicolegal investigations.

Technical Service:
Archaeological recovery of buried bodies and skeletonized remains.
Analysis and identification of human skeletal remains.
Anthropological determinations of ancestry, age and sex Identification of non human animal remains.
Conducts geophysical survey using state-of-the art electromagnetic and ground-penetrating radar equipment.
Provides identification of experts in science and technology to law enforcement agencies.

Research:
NCPFS pursues establishment of new standards for forensic identification, remote sensing, archaeological recovery, entomology, geology and chemistry in medicolegal investigations.
Facilitates interdisciplinary research at North Carolina State University , other colleges and universities and with private sector researchers.
Promotes collaboration with and between academia, government agencies, corporations, and private researchers that will assist criminal investigations and enhance the criminal justice process.
Seeks to establish minimum standard protocols for medicolegal investigations.


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