Item of Interest

A free webinar you can attend:
“DNA Evidence and Property Crimes”

If you missed this live webinar that took place on February 27, there is no need to be discouraged—because you can access a recording of the entire event anytime at the online archives of Harvard University (see the address details listed below).

The informative webinar was co-sponsored by the National Institute of Justice and Government Innovators Network of Harvard University. A brief overview of the webinar posted on the website describes a recent research project—the DNA Field Experiment—that was conducted by five communities: Los Angeles, California; Orange County in California; Topeka, Kansas; Denver, Colorado; and Phoenix, Arizona.

The event examined the experiences of the law-enforcement agencies as they collected DNA evidence from property crimes. The webinar also discussed how other cities can determine if such procedures are right for them.

Go to this website. You must first register in order to access the page. It is free and only takes a few seconds to register.

"Item of Interest"
March-April 2009 (Volume 7, Number 2)
Evidence Technology Magazine
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