Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 1.1
State Crime Laboratory Commission

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1.1-2

§ 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.

History of Section.
P.L. 1978, ch. 206, § 2; G.L. § 12-1.2-2; P.L. 1981, ch. 300, § 1; G.L. § 12-1.1-2.