Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)
The National DNA Index (NDIS) contains over 14,541,796 offender profiles, 4,341,864 arrestee profiles and 1,103,683 forensic profiles as of April 2021. Ultimately, the success of the CODIS program will be measured by the crimes it helps to solve. CODIS's primary metric, the "Investigation Aided," tracks the number of criminal investigations where CODIS has added value to the investigative process. As of April 2021, CODIS has produced over 562,412 hits assisting in more than 549,516 investigations.
The Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: Process Evaluation and System Reform Assessment Report
In 2004, the National Institute of Justice created the social science research on forensic sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the administration of justice. Much of the early research from the SSRFS program focused on DNA processing and the use of DNA in investigations and prosecutions.
Sex-Based Targeted Recovery of Cells in a Heterogeneous Mixture: Separating Male and Female Like Cells
Population Data on the Expanded CODIS Core STR Loci for Eleven Populations of Significance for Forensic DNA Analyses in the United States
Assessment of Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Evidence Selection Leading to Development of SAK Evidence Machine-Learning Model (SAK-ML Model)
Crime laboratory and law enforcement personnel from three states discuss the value the NIJ-FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership to test sexual assault evidence and obtain investigatory leads.
During this partnership, NIJ is working with the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, to test eligible kits from law enforcement agencies and laboratories across the country and develop best practices that can improve the quality and speed of sexual assault kit processing.