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Past Events

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: iknecht@ncvc.org

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