NEW YORK, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Internationally renowned forensic scientist
Dr. Henry C. Lee will be able to take advantage of his cutting-edge expertise
thanks to a new state-of-the-art forensic science center at the University of
New Haven in Connecticut.
The University of New Haven on Thursday announced the completion of plans
for the new 15,649 square-foot (about 1454 square meters), 9.4-million-dollar
Henry C. Lee Institute, which will include a Forensic Crisis Management Command
Center, a forensics museum, a crime scene learning center, and laboratories and
Construction is slated to begin this summer, with completion expected in
According to a press release, the Forensic Crisis Management Command
Center--including a state-of-the-art mobile unit--will provide advanced
equipment for law enforcement and crime scene investigators.
Experts such as crime-scene investigators, pathologists, psychologists,
forensics engineers and computer-crime specialists will use advanced technology
and state-of-the-art equipment to assist in crime scene analysis.
West Haven Chief of Police Ronald M. Quagliani said "This partnership
between law enforcement and the University of New Haven will allow us greater
access to world-class experts, and their technologies and methodologies, all at
no additional cost to the taxpayer."
Lee joined the Connecticut State Police over 30 years ago and served as the
state's first criminalist. He was later appointed the director of The Forensic
Science Laboratory where he was credited with developing the major crime
investigation concept. He served as the commissioner of the Department of Public
Safety between 1998 and 2000. During that time he brought the Connecticut
Department of Public Safety to the forefront of technology with the development
of a new radio system and the Sex Offender Registry Database.