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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

DNA Admissibility

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Since its introduction, forensic DNA testing has had a profound effect on our Nation's judicial system. In 1989, People v. Castro raised important issues concerning reliability and quality of forensic DNA testing and the case prompted the first of many admissibility hearings across the Nation.

Click here for more information on the Castro case.

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