Module 1 :: Introduction
Topic 1 :: DNA Evidence Overview
DNA Evidence Overview
DNA was first introduced as evidence in the United States court system in 1987. DNA technology has become an increasingly powerful forensic tool for identifying or eliminating individuals as perpetrators of a crime when biological evidence such as saliva, tissue, blood, hair, or semen is left at a crime scene. Outside the courtroom, DNA can provide important investigative leads to resolve issues of human identification.