Useful Links

Exploring Bias in Forensic Science DNA Profiling: A TEDX Dayton presnetation given by Dr. Dan Krane.

 

David Paoletti. Inferring the Number of Contributors to Mixed DNA Profiles. On-line mixture calculation tool

STRbase - Short Tandem Repeat Internet Database: Large repository of information on DNA testing, including information on STR sequences, testing, population data, validation studies, presentations, and more.

National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) Defender Resources: Repository of court opinions, presentations, declarations, and other useful information for attorneys and experts.

The American Bar Association's Standards on DNA Evidence. August 2006.

Forensic Fraud: This is an archive of cases involving alleged, admitted, and or demonstrable forensic fraud. That is, it is an archive of cases where forensic and police experts have provided sworn testimony or reports to the court that contain deceptive or misleading findings, opinions, or conclusions, deliberately offered in order to secure an unfair or unlawful gain.

Scientific.org : an on-line journal about STR testing.

Dr. Larry Mueller provides provides consulting services and testimony. His homepage contains several forensic DNA resources.

Technical Associates, Inc.Marc Taylor's DNA testing laboratory in Ventura, CA. They also provide consulation services.

Forensic Analytical Sciences, Inc.: Hayward, CA laboratory that offers comprehensive forensic testing services. Keith Inman is a lead scientist there.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Forensic Science resources. Includes history, current legislation, and publications. The facts and figures page is particularly useful.

Bioinformatics Resources: collection of links to many web sites relating to bioinformatics, including many sites dealing with DNA.

Forensic Training Network: Offering various training solutions for forensic professionals – onsite and online.

ForensicHUB.com: A free online community for forensic professionals and students of all disciplines to share knowledge and experience.

A Forensic Science Guide to Crime Scene Investigation: An online guide to crime scene processing, including evidence collection.

Prosecution Resources

The American Prosecutors Research Institute's DNA Forensics Program: APRI furnishes written materials on scientific advancements, case law, and legislation; consultation and advice on methods for effectively presenting DNA in court; and national training conferences taught by scientific and legal experts in their fields. Web site includes the publications "DNA Evidence Policy Considerations for the Prosecutor" and "Forensic DNA Fundamentals for the Prosecutor" for download. 

The Silent Witness: a newsletter published by the APRI to assist prosecutors with various aspects of DNA evidence. 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): repository of publications covering forensic DNA analysis. 

DenverDA.org: Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey's web page. Includes a large collection of DNA court rulings and case law. 

Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers: NIJ publication. May 2001. 

Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases: NIJ special report. October 2002. 

Postconviction DNA Testing: Recommendations for Handling Requests: NIJ publication. September 1999. 

What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence: NIJ publication. September 1999. 

FBI Handbook of Forensic Services: The purpose of the Handbook of Forensic Services is to provide guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting, preserving, packaging, and shipping evidence and to describe the forensic examinations performed by the FBI's Laboratory Division and Investigative Technology Division. 

FBI CODIS Homepage: The FBI Laboratory's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). 

NIJ DNA Backlog Reduction Program: case studies of preventable crimes. 

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