Principles of Forensic DNA
for Officers of the Court
Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

User Guide


This page provides an overview of interface controls that allow navigation between modules, topics, and individual pages. Descriptions of courseware icons and links are also included in this user guide.

Section Tabs

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There are 4 section tabs for navigating to different areas
of the content:

Page Navigation

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Next and previous Arrows are available in the top left corner of the content area to navigate from page to page.

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There are also previous and next links at the bottom of the page
to navigate from page to page.

Modules and Topic Navigation

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When a Module is accessed, each Topic will appear below it within the menu

Content Icons

4 icons signify what type of document they link to:

Image of Gavel
– case citations

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Bouncing ball
– animations

Images of eyeglasses

Eyeglasses – flash paper documents and online links

Image of video camera
Camera – plays a short video clip.

Sound and Captioning Icons

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Sound Icon

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Closed Captioning Icon

Most animations have sound (where appropriate) and contain text. These items can be turned off in most cases by clicking the sound icon or the closed caption (CC) icon as noted above

Links and Colors

Certain links are identified in different colors:

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When a link is clicked, it will open a new window. To close the new window and return to the previous page, just click the X in the upper right-hand corner

Flash Content

Most of the animations and documents require Flash Player 7.
This software can be downloaded at