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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court


An interactive, self-paced, resource tool to educate and assist prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges in forensic DNA cases. The course consists of fifteen modules and covers:

  • The biology of DNA, including statistics and population genetics. 
  • DNA laboratories, quality assurance in testing, and understanding a laboratory report.
  • Forensic databases.
  • Victim issues. 
  • The presentation of DNA evidence at trial. 
  • Post-conviction DNA cases.

Event Type
National Institute of Justice
Registration Status
Free and open to all.

Certificate of Completion available. No credits offered.

Date Created: February 22, 2006