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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

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Requests for postconviction DNA testing present unique issues for trial courts and are complicated in many jurisdictions by laws governing newly discovered evidence and time bars. Post-conviction cases litigated in court will normally fall into Category 1 or Category 2.

Click here to review Category 1

Click here to review Category 2

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