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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Program Objectives

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National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to —

  • Understand terminology associated with forensic DNA technologies.
  • Identify technical issues associated with DNA analysis.
  • Interpret DNA reports.
  • Assist victims, defendants, jurors, and others in understanding DNA analysis.
  • Identify and resolve legal issues that arise in the course of adjudicating cases involving DNA analysis whether before or after conviction.


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