A Large-scale Dataset of Single and Mixed-source Short Tandem Repeat Profiles To Inform Human Identification Strategies: PROVEDIt
Comparison of Protein Expression Levels and Proteomically-Inferred Genotypes Using Human Hair From Different Body Sites
Time Radically Alters Ex Situ Evidentiary Soil 16S Bacterial Profiles Produced Via Next-Generation Sequencing
A Fully Continuous System of DNA Profile Evidence Evaluation That Can Utilize STR Profile Data Produced Under Different Conditions Within a Single Analysis
Interpreting a Major Component From a Mixed DNA Profile With an Unknown Number of Minor Contributors
Single Source DNA Profile Recovery From Single Cells Isolated From Skin and Fabric From Touch DNA Mixtures in Mock Physical Assaults
Developing Reliable Methods for Microbial Fingerprinting of Soil Evidence: Collection, Contamination, Storage, and Analysis
How It Got There: Associating Individual DNA Profiles with Specific Body Fluids in Mixtures Using Targeted Digital Gene Expression and RNA-SNP Identification
Tom R. Tyler, chair of the New York University psychology department, describes research on profiling and community policing. His research found that citizens of all races show greater respect for law enforcement when they believe officers are treating them fairly. Even citizens who experienced a negative outcome getting a traffic ticket, for example showed higher levels of respect for and cooperation with law enforcement as long as they believed they were not being singled out unfairly.
Technological advances have made it possible to detect male DNA in evidentiary samples collected several days after a sexual act has taken place. Panelists will present the research that has led to these findings, followed by a discussion of the potential impact of this work from the perspectives of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and the crime laboratory communities.
Familial DNA searching is the practice of creating new investigative leads in cases where DNA evidence found at the scene of a crime strongly resembles that of an existing DNA profile but is not an exact match. Panelists will explain how the technology works, provide examples of successful convictions obtained through familial searches, and discuss the various misconceptions and concerns regarding this practice.