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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory


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Discovery in DNA cases can be technical, complex, and time consuming. Given the intricacies of discovery requests in DNA cases, prosecutors must establish a collaborative plan of action or protocol between a prosecution office and the typing laboratory to ensure discovery responses are timely, consistent, and uniform, with minimal intrusion on the laboratory.

In this topic you will learn about discovery:

  • Defense discovery requests
  • Constitutional and statutory duties to disclose DNA-related evidence
  • Case-specific and general materials

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