U.S. renowned forensic scientist lends expertise to crime-solving agencies via new center
www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-06 14:28:18   Print

    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 classrooms.

    Construction is slated to begin this summer, with completion expected in summer, 2010.

    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.

Editor: Xiong Tong
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