American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
67th Annual Scientific Meeting
February 16-21, 2015
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Crime Lab Design will be looking for you at booth #426.
The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
48th Annual Scientific Meeting
September 19-23, 2014
Crime Lab Design has supported NAME since 2005. Thank you for stopping by our booth.
New Laboratory Completed for the Illinois State Police
Congratulations to the Illinois State Police Metro-East Forensic Laboratory who recently moved into their new
63,000-square-foot facility in Belleville, Illinois.
Forensic Laboratories – New Handbook
Ken Mohr, Lou Hartman and Susan Halla served on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Technical Working Group (TWG) for the new version of the Forensic Laboratories: Handbook for Facility Planning,
Design, Construction, and Moving. Together with an esteemed group of their peers and laboratory directors from
across the country, the TWG worked collaboratively to introduce an update to the original 1998 document that has
been come to be known simply as "The Blue Book".
Ken Mohr and Lou Hartman published in
The Forensic Laboratory Handbook Procedures and Practice, Second Edition
Ken Mohr and Lou Hartman coauthored Forensic Facility Plan and Design Guidelines, Chapter 18, pp. 479-508.
This chapter discusses ways to justify renovating an existing facility or the need for a new facility. It also explores
guidelines that affect forensic laboratory design. Included in this chapter is a checklist to evaluate your current
building and labs for renovation, and an explanation of process mapping and its uses in justifying and designing a
new lab. Ideas such as modular planning and open laboratories are reviewed. Laboratories pose special
challenges for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, and the end of
the chapter discusses these issues.
Latent Print Examination and Human Factors:
Improving the Practice through a Systems Approach
Ken Mohr contributed to this report of the Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis,
produced with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice and in collaboration
with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.