Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $30,000)
The Forensic Training Network (FTN) will deliver two online training modules ('Essential Aspects of Forensic DNA Testing' and 'Forensic at Your Fingertips') whose target audience will be law enforcement and court officials. These modules will provide a comprehensive understanding of the essential aspects of each discipline (DNA and fingerprints). Training content will be presented in a way such that those without a technical background will be able to easily comprehend and apply the information provided. Key features will include audio, animation, interactive exercises, student assessments, online course surveys, training module workbooks and automatic delivery of certificates of completion.