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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Evidence Submissions

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Introduction to Evidence Submissions

The prosecutor should review the entire case and determine what DNA evidence has been recovered and where it came from. The next, and most important question, is why the item may be of potential value. Before sending evidentiary samples to the lab, the prosecutor must evaluate what the state is seeking to prove and what the theory of the case will be.

In this topic you will learn about evidence submission to include the following topics:

  • Reviewing and prioritizing DNA evidence;
  • Identifying a laboratory; and
  • Using DNA to establish a link between the victim, suspect and/or crime scene.

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