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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Informing DNA Testing Laboratory When Testing is No Longer Needed

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Most forensic laboratories have overwhelming caseloads. As soon as the prosecutor resolves a case and determines that DNA testing is no longer needed, the forensic laboratory should be informed. This will enable the forensic analysts to move on to the next case, saving personnel, time, and financial resources.

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