​​NIJ Audio: Familial DNA Searching: Issues and Answers

NIJ Conference Panel
June 2011

Familial DNA searching is the practice of creating new investigative leads in cases where DNA evidence found at the scene of a crime strongly resembles that of an existing DNA profile but is not an exact match. Panelists will explain how the technology works, provide examples of successful convictions obtained through familial searches, and discuss the various misconceptions and concerns regarding this practice.


Familial DNA Searching: Issues and Answers

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