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No Suspect Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program FY 2003

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $780,196)

Project summary 2003-dn-bx-k114

DNA analysis used in conjunction with the Combined DNA Index System CODIS is a powerful investigative tool beginning at the crime scene with the collectiopn of evidence and ending with a judicial conclusion. For CODIS to be truly effective and DNA to reach its full potential, aiding the criminal justice systems in solving crimes, DNA database must be populated with both offender profiles and DNA profiles from crime scene evidence. DNA is especially useful in cases where no susect is known. DNA profiles obtaained from evidence collected in cases where there is no suspect can be compared to local, stae , and national DNA data base through CODIS for a match between the evidence and a convicted felon.

Date Created: September 15, 2003