U.S. flag

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

Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Admissibility Issues

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

image of a judge in a courtroom
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Rigorous challenges have resulted in standards for the process of DNA analysis and the admissibility of DNA evidence. Rather than refuting the scientific basis for DNA analysis, lawyers and judges now find themselves in admissibility hearings delving into issues such as contamination, quality assurance, and Fourth Amendment protections.

Back Forward