DNA / Forensics
(See related pages: Sexual Violence / Assault, Rape Kits and Sexual Violence / Assault on Campus.)
CSI Effect Theory – this interactive website provides officers of the court with the latest research on the CSI Effect theory and observations from trusted experts throughout the justice community. View the videos below and gain new insights into the effects these popular TV programs may be having on today’s juries. And gain strategies you can employ to ensure deliberations in your proceedings are based on forensic science, not science fiction, Largo, FL.
DNA Resource Center, The National Center for Victims of Crime – raising awareness of the importance of forensic DNA as a tool to help solve and prevent crime and bring justice to victims. We have partnered with Applied Biosystems of Life Technologies and the Office for Victims of Crime to provide trainings and resources, Washington, DC.
Forensic Compliance (includes background, resources and FAQs) – many communities face challenges in establishing a community response system that is compliant with the provisions of VAWA 2005 and 2013. End Violence Against Women International is currently providing technical assistance on this critically important topic, Addy, WA.
Forensic Science Technician – provides individuals who are considering becoming a forensic science technician with unbiased and straightforward information about what the process entailes and some subtle differences between types of forensic science degrees. Read Blog.
Forensic Sciences, National Institute of Justice.
Association of Forensic Nurses – is the only international professional organization of registered nurses formed exclusively to develop, promote, and disseminate information about the science of forensic nursing, Elkridge, MD.
IAFN Names New CEO, August 10, 2016.
Annual Reports: 2012 and 2014.
Online Learning Center
Watch the IAFN Documentary:
Part 1 ~ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Part 2 ~ Nurse Death Investigation
Part 3 ~ General Clinical Forensic Nursing Practice
Kidsta.org – pediatric sexual assault forensic examiner technical assistance for all pediatric sexual assault responders. Providing technical assistance and essential knowledge about sexual assault medical-forensic examinations and related topics. Provided by the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
NamUS (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System), U.S. Department of Justice – a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases. NamUS also provides free DNA testing and other forensic services, such as anthropology and odontology assistance.
NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, National Institute of Justice – is committed to improving the practice and strengthening the impact of forensic science through rigorous technology corroboration, evaluation, and adoption; effective knowledge transfer and education; and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime.
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance (SAFE-TA), International Association of Forensic Nurses – the purpose of this project is to help disseminate and provide technical assistance for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Protocol of 2004 (SAFE Protocol of 2004), released as a component of the President’s DNA Initiative, Elkridge, MD.
A Simplified Guide To Forensic Science, National Forensic Science Technology Center – this website provides a reliable, easily accessible resource for non-scientists that covers the core concepts, capabilities and limitations of key forensic science disciplines. In addition, this effort provides an international perspective where possible; experts from several countries contributed content and resources, Largo, FL.