§ 12-1.1-2 Legislative findings and purpose.
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.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 206, § 2; G.L. § 12-1.2-2; P.L. 1981, ch. 300, § 1; G.L. § 12-1.1-2.)