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Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

The NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) continues to produce episodes of the DNA season of its ongoing Just Science podcast series, which focuses on DNA evidence and its use in forensic investigation. Topics addressed in the series include solving the Golden State Killer case, investigative genetic genealogy, labs and Lean Six Sigma, genetic variation and the post-conviction dynamic.

The always-evolving use of DNA evidence has had a significant impact on the criminal justice system. Since the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence met in in the 1990s, DNA has become one of the most respected disciplines in forensic science.

All episodes can be accessed on the FTCoE website. The FTCoE also provides related reading on its website, which provides links to several reports on NIJ-funded research reports on the use of familial DNA in the criminal justice field.

About The Author

The Justice Technology Information Center is a component of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System, a program of the National Institute of Justice. JTIC serves as an information resource for technology and equipment related to law enforcement, corrections and courts, and hosts the NIJ Compliance Testing Program, a voluntary equipment standards and testing program for ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor and other officer safety equipment, which conducts equipment testing, reviews and analyzes testing data and disseminates results.

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