U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Forensic DNA Education for Law Enforcement Decisionmakers

Limiting Cases Submitted

Home  |  Glossary  |  Resources  |  Help  |  Contact Us  |  Course Map

Limiting Cases Submitted

crime scene photo of a bloody knife

Some laboratories may determine that the best use of resources is to limit analyses to only the most serious cases, thus implementing a case acceptance policy that, for example, only allows for submission of murder and sexual assault cases.

Other laboratories may be more inclusive and exclude only certain crimes or types of evidence such as DNA analysis requested on drug packaging.

Back Forward