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Smack in the middle of a troubling crime wave, Jennifer Hannaford, a petite, curious woman from Vermont - Vermont?! - has turned the Boston Police Department's embattled fingerprint lab into a well-oiled machine.


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By Keith O'Brien
May 13, 2007

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To Jennifer Hannaford, the idea seemed overwhelming. Anyone interested in becoming the first civilian director of the fingerprint lab at the Boston Police Department must be crazy, she thought. The lab’s problems were well documented. Shoddy work there had sent a man to prison for a crime he did not commit and forced then-Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole to shut down the ... (Full article: 1000 words)

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