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Past On-Site Trainings

Missed a DNA Training? Don't worry--we have materials for you! Scroll through the descriptions below for:

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The “CSI Effect:” Maximizing the Potential of Forensic DNA

August 19, 2014 9:00 AM - August 19, 2014 5:00 PM

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Address: Minneapolis Central Library, Room: Pohlad Hall S-280 CE2Floor, 300 Nicollet Mall
  • Contact: Ilse Knecht
  • Email:

This training will include thought-provoking presentations from the nation’s leading experts in forensic DNA, including law enforcement professionals, victims and advocates, a prosecutor, and scientific and public policy experts. We will explore innovations in the criminal justice use of DNA and the related public policy landscape.

Topics include:

  • Arrestee DNA laws
  • Rapid DNA
  • Evidence collection
  • Using DNA in burglary cases
  • Touch DNA
  • Working cold cases
  • Familial DNA investigations


We are excited to offer this training with the sponsorship of LIFE Technologies, Inc., a leader in forensic DNA technology.

The training is appropriate for all levels of DNA expertise and is open to all disciplines.

View the agenda here

View the training flyer

Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were developed with funding under cooperative agreements 2009-SZ-B9-K010, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and 2011-TA-AX-K048, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were also developed with funding from our partner, Life Technologies.