NIJ Audio: Sexual Assault: Obtaining DNA From Evidence Collected up to a Week Later

NIJ Conference Panel
June 2009

Technological advances have made it possible to detect male DNA in evidentiary samples collected several days after a sexual act has taken place. Panelists will present the research that has led to these findings, followed by a discussion of the potential impact of this work from the perspectives of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and the crime laboratory communities.

Lois Tully: National Institute of Justice

Jack Ballantyne: National Center for Forensic Science

Patricia M. Speck: College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Mechthild Prinz: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York, N.Y.

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