State Legislatures

VOLUME 36, No. 6 | June 2010

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THE DNA FACTOR
By Sarah Hammond
Lawmakers are expanding the use of forensic technology to battle crime.

Online: Read NCSL's new report “Building Foresnic Technology Capacity”

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SEX OFFENDER LAW STRAINS STATES 
By Sarah Hammond
State and federal officials are at odds over requirements of the Adama Walsh Act.

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EXIT STRATEGY FOR PAROLEES
By Alison Lawrence
Helping former inmates get a job and the services they need can keep them from returning to prison--and save money, too.

Online: A Q and A with Howard N. Snyder, chief of Recidivism, Reentry and Special Projects at the Bureau of Justice Statistics

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OVERHAUL Rx
By Rachel Brand
Legislators have plenty of work ahead to comply with the federal government's health care changes..

Online: Learn more about federal health reform implementation.

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SIDELINED FOR SAFETY
By Megan Foreman
New laws keep student athletes with concussions benched.

Online: Watch a video of Dr. Stanley Herring, co-medical director of the Seattle Sports Concussion
Program, discussing youth sports head injuries. 

Online: The CDC's Dr. Richard C. Hunt discusses concussions and student athletes. 

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