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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

14 Postconviction DNA Cases

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Module Objectives

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

Upon completion of Module 14, you will be able to—

  • Understand the framework within which State postconviction DNA case testing may be pursued.
  • Identify issues specific to the existence, location, and condition of biological evidence.
  • Understand legal and procedural issues that should be considered in State postconviction DNA cases.

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