2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:652 - Legislative findings and objectives

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:652 (2018)

§652. Legislative findings and objectives

The Legislature of Louisiana finds and declares that forensic anthropology combined with DNA data banks are important tools in criminal investigations and in the identification of unidentified human remains. It is the policy of this state to assist federal, state, and local criminal justice and law enforcement agencies in the identification and detection of individuals in criminal investigations and in the identification of missing persons, to assist in the recovery or identification of human remains from disasters, and to assist with other humanitarian identification purposes. It is therefore in the best interest of the state to establish a Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program to be used in conjunction with a DNA database and forensic anthropology to assist federal, state, and local criminal justice and law enforcement agencies in the identification and detection of individuals in criminal investigations and in the identification of missing persons, to assist in the recovery or identification of human remains from disasters, and to assist with other humanitarian identification purposes.

Acts 2006, No. 227, §1.

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