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  1. DNA Databases: Does Expanding Them Threaten Civil Liberties? , The CQ Reseacher, May 28, 1999, Vol. 9, No.20, Pages 449-472. CQ DNA Database.PDF
  2. Nonhuman DNA Testing Increases DNA's Power to Identify and Convict Criminals , Arianne Day, American Prosecutors Research Institute - Silent Witness - Volume 6, Number 1, 2001. Silent Witness.PDF
  3. DNA Evidence and Issues , Successfully Investigating Acquaintance Sexual Assault: National Training Manuel for Law Enforcement, National Center for Women & Policing. DNA Evidence & Issues.PDF
  4. DNA Typing in Forensic Medicine and in Criminal Investigations: A Current Survey , Mark Benecke, Naturwissenschaften 84, 181-188 (1997).  DNA in Forensic medicine.PDF
  5. Criminal Histories of Sex Offenders Identified Through DNA “Cold Hits” , McCue et al, from the Criminal Justice Research Center, Division of Forensic Science, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. Criminal Histories of SO IDed by DNA.PDF
  6. Interpretation of Complex Forensic DNA Mixtures , Ladd, et al, Croatian Medical Journal 42(3): 244-246, 2001. Interpretation of DNA Mixture.PDF
  7. Questioning Evidence for Recombination in Human Mitochondrial DNA , a series of technical comments from Science Vol 288 16 June 2000. Questioning Evidence of Recombination in mtDNA.PDF
  8. Non-human DNA Evidence , Sensabaugh and Kaye, 38 Jurimetrics J. 1-16 (1998). Non-Human Evidence DNA Evidence.PDF
  9. Convicted by Juries Exonerated by Science , Research Report U.S. Department of Justice, Connors, Lundregan, Miller, and McEwen, June 1996. Exonerated by Science.PDF
  10. What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence , National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence. nij.PDF
  11. The FBI's DNA & Databasing Initiatives - Nuclear DNA Analysis, Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, CODIS , FBI Laboratory Division, October 2000. FBI DataBasing.PDF
  12. Application of Low Copy Number DNA Profiling , G ill, Croatian Medical Journal 42:229-232, 2001 LCD DNA Profiling.PDF
  13. Human and Insect Mitochondrial DNA Analysis from Maggots , Well et al., J. Forensic Science 2001;46(3):685-687 DNA Analysis from Maggots.PDF
  14. Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis: Two Years of Commercial Casework Experience in the United States , Melton & Nelson , Croatian Medical Journal 42(3):298-303, 2001. Forensic mtDNA Analysis.PDF
  15. DNA and Forensic Science , Luftig & Richey, New England Law Review Vol. 35:3 610-613, 2001. DNA and Forensic Science.PDF
  16. Overview and History of DNA Typing , Forensic DNA Typing, Chapter 1. Overview.PDF
  17. Postconviction DNA Testing: Recommendations for Handling Requests . 1999, NCJ 177626. Postconviction.PDF
  18. Future of Forensic DNA Testing: Predictions of the Research and Development Working Group . 2000, NCJ 183697. Future.PDF
  19. Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases , NIJ Special Report, July 2002. Cold Case.PDF
  20. DNA Identification in the Criminal Justice System , Gans & Urbas, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, May 2002 DNA in Australia.PDF
  21. DNA in “Minor” Crimes Yields Major Benefits in Public Safety, NIJ November 2004 DNA in Minor Crimes.PDF
  22. Encoded Evidence: DNA in Forensic Analysis, Mark A. Jobling and Peter Gill, Nature Reviews, Genetics, VOL. 5, October 2004. NRGforensics.pdf
  23. Identifying Victims Using DNA: A Guide for Families, NIJ April 2005.
  24. Identifying Victims Using DNA A Guide for Families.pdf
  25. Identifying the Missing: Model State Legislation, President's DNA Initiative - U.S. Dept. Of  Justice, AUGUST 2005. Id the Missing.pdf
  26. DNA Good Practice Manual, Second Edition , August 2005, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) from England , Whales and N. Ireland. DNA Good Practice, August '05.PDF
  27. Mass Fatality Incidents: A Guide for Human Forensic Identification, Technical Working Group for Mass Fatality Forensic Identification - U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice 9/11/06. DNA in Mass Fatalities.PDF
  28. Testing the Effects of Selected Jury Trial Innovations on Juror Comprehension of Contested mtDNA Evidence Final Technical Report, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Dann, et al, 12/30/04. Testing Juror Comprehension of MtDNA Evidence (2005) NIJ.PDF
  29. Use of Forensic DNA Evidence in Prosecutors’ Offices, Prottas and Noble, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Summer 2007. Use of Forensic DNA in Prosecutors' Offices.PDF
  30. DNA & Crime Victims: What Victims Need to Know, The National Center For Victims of Crime, 2007. For Victims - DNA & Crime Victims - For V.PDF, For Law Enforcement - DNA & Crime Victims - For LE.PDF, For Service Providers - DNA & Crime Victims - For SP.PDF.
  31. DNA Analysis for “Minor” Crimes: A Major Benefit for Law Enforcement, Zedlewski & Murphy, NIJ Journal / Issue no. 253, January 2006. DNA for Minor Crimes.PDF
  32. Dangerous Relations – Familial DNA Searching, Damian Small, Investigative Practice Journal, 12/13/06. Dangerous relations - Police Professional Dec 07-1.PDF
  33. Chicago’s Study on Preventable Crimes - requiring DNA for Felony arrests can solve and prevent violent crimes. Waiting for conviction can cost lives, Study by the City of Chicago, 2005 Chicago Preventable Crimes - DNA.PDF
  34. Maryland Study on Preventable Crimes - Requiring DNA for qualifying arrests in the proposed legislation can solve and prevent violent crimes. Sources: the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System, the Baltimore County Police Department and the Maryland State Police, 2008. MarylandDNAarresteestudy.PDF
  35. The FBI Rules for Arrestee and Detainee DNA Collection, Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 76, 4/18/08. dna_proposed_reg1. 73 Fed.Reg. 21083 080418.PDF
  36. DNA Evidence Policy Considerations for the Prosecutor, American Prosecutors Research Institute, 8/04. dna_evidence_policy_considerations_2004.PDF
  37. Forensic DNA Fundamentals for the Prosecutor -- Be Not Afraid, American Prosecutors Research Institute, 11/03. forensic_dna_fundamentals.PDF
  38. The DNA Field Experiment: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Use of DNA in the Investigation of High-Volume Crimes, Urban Institute Justice Policy Center, Roman, Reid, Reid, Chalfin, Adams, Knight, April 2008. NIJ DNA Burglary Paper.PDF
  39. Effectiveness and Cost Efficiency of DNA Evidence in Volume Crime Denver Colorado Site Summary, Simon Ashikhmin, Susan G. Berdine, Mitch Morrissey, Greggory S. LaBerge, Denver District Attorney’s Office, Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory Bureau, 2008 DNABurgrCostEfficiencyReserch1.PDF
  40. Inferring relationships between pairs of individuals from locus heterozygosities, © 2002 Presciuttini et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2002
    Inferring relationships between pairs of individuals from locus.PDF
  41. The Rarity of DNA Profiles, Weir, The Annals of Applied Statistics, 2007, Vol. 1, No. 2, 358–370, DOI: 10.1214/07-AOAS128 © Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2007. weir.PDF
  42. Analysis of artificially degraded DNA using STRs and SNPs - results of a collaborative European (EDNAP) exercise, Dixon et al, Forensic Science International 164 (2006) 33–4415. EDNAP_degradedDNAstud.PDF
  43. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs, Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, The National Academies Press, February 2009. Forensic Science Prepub 2.12.pdf see: The Wrongful Conviction of Forensic Science, Collins and Jarvis, Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1 February 2009 , pages 17 - 31
  44. Extracting evidence from forensic DNA analyses: future molecular biology directions, Budowle and Daal, BioTechniques, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2009 Budowle.pdf
  45. Validity of Low Copy Number Typing and Applications to Forensic Science, Budowle et al, 3doi, 10.3325/cmj.2009.50.207. CMJ Budowle.pdf
  46. Validation of Testing and Interpretation Protocols for Low Template DNA Samples Using AmpF/STR® Identifiler®, Caragine et al, 10.3325/cmj.2009.50.250. CMJ Caragine.pdf
  47. Making Sense of DNA Backlogs - Myths vs. Reality, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, Mark Nelson, 2010. backlogs.pdf
  48. The Road Ahead: Unanalyzed Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases, NIJ Special Report, May 2011. Unanalyzed Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases.pdf
  49. The Effects of DNA Databases on Crime, Jennifer L. Doleac, December 2, 2012. Doleac_DNADatabases_0.pdf