Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

The Time to Collect is Now: DNA Evidence in Groping Sexual Assault Cases

The Time to Collect is Now: DNA Evidence in Groping Sexual Assault Cases

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:00 PM ET – 3:30 PM ET
Duration: 1.5 hour(s)

Improving the overall response to sexual assault includes understanding how touch DNA evidence impacts groping sexual assault cases. This webinar will illustrate the importance of these cases and highlight proposed guidelines for evidence collection.

Detailed Learning Objectives:

1) Describe background information on touch DNA in sexual assault cases and factors that influence epithelial cell deposition

2) Explain evidence collection practice implications from groper case study and research findings

3) Identify possible suggestions and opportunities to expand evidence collection in groping sexual assault cases in their jurisdictions

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Speaker:
Dr. Julie Valentine

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