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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court


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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

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Lessons in this Course

01 Introduction
02 Biology of DNA
03 Practical Issues Specific to DNA Evidence
04 Introduction to the Forensic DNA Laboratory
05 Assuring Quality in DNA Testing
06 Understanding a Forensic DNA Lab Report
07 Statistics and Population Genetics
08 Mitochondrial DNA & Y-STR Analysis
09 Forensic DNA Databases
10 Collection of DNA Evidence from Suspects and Arrestees
11 Pretrial DNA Evidence Issues
12 Victim Issues
13 Trial Presentation
14 Postconviction DNA Cases
15 Emerging Trends