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Course Title:Missing Persons and DNA
Start Date:03/01/2013
End Date:03/01/2013
Course Time:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Course Number:520-13-08
City:Ocala
Tuition:Free
Course Location: This course will be held at the Ocala Police Department, Community Room, 402 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471.
Course Description:
This course is designed to assist victim advocates in becoming familiar with the forensic DNA testing process and how forensic DNA profiles are generated from evidence and matched through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Additionally, eligibility requirements for DNA samples (offender, crime scene, missing persons), and the various types of DNA analysis that can be performed in crime labs will be discussed. Working with case sensitive/highly confidential information, participants will gain knowledge on investigative strategies on missing person cases and discuss the importance of the partnership between advocates and law enforcement, in providing support to the missing person's family and responding to media attention in high profile cases. Case studies will be provided.