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Past Events

A Prosecutor's Perspective on Innovative Uses of DNA

January 13, 2010 7:00 PM - January 14, 2010 6:59 PM

Mitch Morrissey, District Attorney, Denver, Colorado, covers the innovative uses of forensic DNA being employed by prosecutors and police in Denver, Colorado. Participants will learn about collecting DNA evidence in property crimes; using "John Doe warrants" to prevent the statute of limitations from running out; investigating cold cases based on DNA hits and techniques for interrogating suspects in such cases; and generating investigative leads by searching DNA databases for "close matches" that might be relatives of an unknown offender.