Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $514,444)
DNA Evidence for Investigators is a course developed with input from DNA analysts, crime scene personnel, and police officers on how to train criminal investigators on effective DNA uses. The purpose of this course is to teach investigators what, why, and how evidence is processed from various criminal incidences (i.e. homicides, sexual assaults, burglaries, robberies) and how to more effectively use laboratory analysis to further their investigation. This 24-hour interactive course addresses the role biological evidence plays in a criminal investigation from the crime scene to adjudication.