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NCJ Number: NCJ 182992    
Title: What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence: First Responding Officers (Beginning Module)
Corporate Author: National Cmssn on the Future of DNA Evidence
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-LT-VX-K006;
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML 
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This CD-ROM presents a training module that provides police officers with interactive training on the basic information about the identification, preservation, and collection of DNA evidence at a crime scene.
Abstract: The tutorial module presents best practices based on the work of the Crime Scene Investigation Working Group of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence. Attorney General Janet Reno established the Commission to achieve maximum usefulness of DNA evidence in the criminal justice system. The background information explains that the recommended practices covered in the tutorial module may not be applicable to all situations or crime scenes and that users therefore should apply local department or agency procedures or applicable laws that govern the use, collection, and processing of DNA evidence. The module presents background information regarding DNA evidence and its use. It also presents interactive scenarios in which the first responding officer enters and makes choices regarding the handling of crime scenes and evidence collection related to homicide, sexual assault, burglary, and violent crime. The training module also includes a test that lasts 20-30 minutes and has 16 questions. Glossary and 15 references
Main Term(s): Police in-service training
Index Term(s): Burglary ; Evidence collection ; Trace evidence ; Violent crimes ; Suspect identification ; Crime Scene Investigation ; Evidence preservation ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Homicide investigations ; Rape investigation training ; DNA fingerprinting
   
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