This course is designed to enable a Law Enforcement Officer, himself or herself, to utilize a DNA profile, along with genetic genealogy (relative matching), to develop leads to identify an unknown suspect or unidentified deceased person's relatives. The 16-hour, 2-hours per day, class gives the attending officer the entire package of knowledge and lessons, experiences, and resources learned by subject matter experts in the field of genetic genealogy and law enforcement, which have resulted in the apprehension of criminals across the United States. Cold cases and unidentified deceased persons cases are some of the most challenging aspects of law enforcement. With no leads and no information to go on, justice stalls and the case loads continue to increase. The attending officers will learn an ethical and professional approach to utilizing genetic genealogy and how to make the most of this technology. The course provides the necessary how-to, along with laboratory resources and follow-up assistance through the monthly genetic genealogy law enforcement group.
1 to 5 students with 1 instructors
Forensics, Homicide, Investigation
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