Staff skill requirements and equipment  recommendations for forensic science laboratories

The present manual has been prepared with the aim to provide practical assistance for the establishment or upgrading of national or regional forensic science infrastructure, including crime scene investigation capacity, drug analysis laboratories, general forensic science facilities and law enforcement technical departments. It replaces the existing manual on "Staff Skill Requirements and Basic Equipment for Narcotics Laboratories".


This revised and extended Manual is intended to be used as a checklist and guide on the staff skills, training needs, equipment and accessories required for the provision of services in one or more forensic fields (disciplines).


UN document ID number: ST/NAR/2 Rev.1
Publication date: March 2011
Number of pages: 126
Languages: English( PDF - 1.18MB ) , French, Spanish, Arabic