Free Publication: Role of DNA Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations

November 15, 2021 — The organization End Violence Against Women International has released an updated training bulletin titled Role of DNA Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations.

The training bulletin provides a basic overview of DNA and other biological evidence, and its role in sexual assault investigations.

Topics include:

  • Sources of DNA for Forensic Purposes
  • Timeframes for Evidence Collection
  • Primary Purposes of DNA Evidence
  • Recommendations for Best Practice

You can download and read the bulletin here.

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