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DNA in 'Minor' Crimes Yields Major Benefits in Public Safety

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Police departments across the United States and around the world are discovering that biological evidence from property crime scenes can play a significant role in preventing future property crimes and more serious offenses. Innovations in DNA technology and databasing have led to advancements in identifying suspects, protecting the innocent, and convicting the guilty.

The information and insights presented in this discussion will be useful to state and local officials involved in framing related justice policies, as well as to practitioners looking to implement some of the best practices in this emerging field.

Date Created: January 1, 2014