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Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes

Event Dates
January 1, 2010, 12:00 am EST
Event Duration
variable
Location
Online

This interactive training program is delivered in four modules:

  1. Types of Evidence.
  2. Crime Scenes.
  3. Evidence Collection.
  4. Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

Those modules introduce and describe the following key concepts:

  • Types of physical evidence frequently encountered at a property crime scene.
  • Methods used to maintain the integrity of evidence.
  • Types of crime scenes and the methods used to search and document crime scenes.
  • Process used to collect, mark, and package biological evidence.
  • Crime scene reporting.
  • CODIS operated databases.

The objectives of the course are to educate senior-level law enforcement decisionmakers on the policy and practice issues associated with the effective use of DNA analysis so they will have the knowledge to:

  • Streamline investigative processes
  • Implement best practices for handling "cold hits"
  • Identify the probative value of evidence and prioritize DNA evidence
  • More effectively leverage limited resources
  • Interact more efficiently with crime laboratories to set expectations and manage caseloads
  • Understand the time and resources required from the lab to test different categories of evidence
  • Avoid the steep costs that can impact the agency, the public and the practitioner's career if procedures aren't properly implemented


Presenter(s):

Event Type
Web
Event Option(s)
On demand
Host(s)
National Institute of Justice
Registration Status
Open
Eligibility
Free and open to all.
Credits

Certificate of Completion available. No credits offered.

Date Created: May 7, 2013