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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Testimony References

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It is critical for prosecutors to bring a crime to life for the jury with direct references to the victim's or witnesses' expected testimony. Sensory, emotional, and peripheral detail is critical to give voice to the upcoming testimony. This information provides a vital bridge to the jury's secondary experience of the reality of the crime.

DNA evidence can be used to establish how and where this crime occurred. The jury will learn of the defendant's involvement through the victim's disclosures or witness testimony and through DNA-related evidence, which is an important and powerful additional witness.

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