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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

13 Trial Presentation

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Module Objectives

Upon completion of Module 13, you will be able to:

  • Present DNA evidence to a jury or a judge in a simplified but understandable manner.
  • Prepare direct-examination and cross-examination of experts.
  • Properly characterize DNA evidence throughout the trial.

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