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No Suspect Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program FY 2003

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $2,072,362)

Project Summary 2003-dn-bx-k118

DNA analysis used in conjunction with the CODIS is a powerful investigate tools beginnig at the crime scene with the collection 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 system in solving crimes, DNA database must be populated with both offender profiles and DNA from crime scene evidence. DNA is especially useful in cases where no suspect is known. DNA profiles obtained from evidence collected in cases where there is no suspect can be compared to local, State , and national DNA database through CODIS for a match between the evidence and a convicted felon.

Date Created: September 23, 2003