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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Offender Index Hits

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When a profile in the Forensic Index matches a profile in the Offender Index, the hit may reveal the identity of the person who committed the crime or another person who was present at the crime scene. This type of hit is normally used as probable cause to get a new biological sample from the person convicted of the offense to retest against the crime scene evidence. The second sample is taken for analysis within the prosecuting jurisdiction.

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