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Forensic Science Communications July 2008—Volume 10—Number 3
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Handbook of Forensic Services Revised

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The FBI Laboratory is pleased to announce the publication of the 2007 revised edition of the Handbook of Forensic Services. The handbook describes the forensic examinations conducted by the FBI’s Laboratory and Operational Technology Divisions and provides guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting, preserving, packaging, and shipping evidence.

The handbook is available at no cost to public law enforcement and forensic laboratory personnel who fax a request on agency letterhead to + 1-703-632-8374. Individuals who are not eligible for a free copy may download an electronic version at or purchase a copy in field-manual format from the Government Printing Office at