Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crimes
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Training Overview

Welcome to the Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes web site. This interactive training program is delivered in four modules:

  1. Types of Evidence.
  2. Crime Scenes.
  3. Evidence Collection.
  4. Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

Those modules introduce and describe the following key concepts:

  • Types of physical evidence frequently encountered at a property crime scene.
  • Methods used to maintain the integrity of evidence.
  • Types of crime scenes and the methods used to search and document crime scenes.
  • Process used to collect, mark, and package biological evidence.
  • Crime scene reporting.
  • CODIS operated databases.

Suggested crime scene procedural guidelines and information to supplement the second and third modules are available in more detail in the accompanying documents:

If you are a first-time user, it is recommended you go through the User Guide to familiarize yourself with the program. Click here to go to the user guide or choose the User Guide tab above.

Minimum System Requirements
The minimum system requirements are Flash 8, Adobe Acrobat and either Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2.0 for Windows, as well as a set of speakers or headphones.

Opinions or points of view expressed in this training represent a consensus of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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