Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering
Rashpal S. Ahluwalia.
The primary objectives of this project were to reduce the paper work, increase data reliability and reduce process turnaround time at the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory (WVSPFL) Charleston, WV. The objective was achieved by reengineering and automating various processes in the seven units of the laboratory. A software tool called Forensic Information Management System (FIMS) was developed. FIMS was implemented in Visual Studio.Net; MS-SQL server was used as the database. The FIMS can be accessed via the internet/intranet, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), or a stand-alone desktop computer. The key benefits of FIMS are its ability to integrate information flow, information exchange between Originating (ORI) agencies, track the status of cases submitted to WVSPFL, report generation and directly uploading of data to the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Srinivasan, Arunshankar, "Forensic information management system" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1464.