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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

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

If DNA testing is determined to be appropriate by agreement or by court order, an attempt should be made to locate all physical evidence. Items not traditionally thought to contain usable DNA evidence, such as slides taken by medical personnel, might be valuable in the context of a postconviction case.

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