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For assistance with the planning and design of a new forensic DNA laboratory, view the National Institute of Standards and Technology report, Forensic Science Laboratories: Handbook for Facility Planning, Design, Construction, and Relocation (June 2013 edition).

The Online Training Courses listed on the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) website are free of charge.

See the Events section of the NIJ website to learn more about the online trainings and to view information about additional training opportunities that are available concerning the collection and use of DNA evidence.

Resources on the use of DNA identification in mass fatality incidents are available in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) publications, Lessons Learned From 9/11: DNA Identification in Mass Fatality Incidents and Mass Fatality Incidents: A Guide for Human Forensic Identification. Additional information on DNA is available on Forensic DNA section of the NIJ website.

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the two part training, What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know about DNA Evidence (Beginning Level CD-ROM - NCJ 182992 and Advanced Level CD-ROM - NCJ 184479), is now available as an Online Training through the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) website.

The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents, Second Edition provides detailed guidelines for criminal justice and health care practitioners in responding to the immediate needs of sexual assault victims. 

Additional information is available on the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance website. Please also visit the Office on Violence Against Women website for additional information.

Online training regarding the collection of DNA evidence at property crime scenes is available through National Institute of Justice (NIJ) training entitled, Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes.

Information about the effectiveness of criminal justice technology can be found on the CrimeSolutions website. Operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice (NIJ), CrimeSolutions uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Visit the Technology & Forensics section of the site to view research on program effectiveness reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.

View the following websites for additional publications and resources:

The Forensic Sciences section of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) website provides information about and access to research and additional resources that focus on forensic sciences. Also visit the following sections of our site for additional resources:

Please visit the following websites to view research that has been conducted related to the use of DNA: Additionally, our Forensic Sciences Special Feature and a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database will also provide you with resources related to DNA and forensics.

DNA has been used for forensic examinations since the late 1980s, with DNA testing advancing significantly since that time. Please view the following resources and websites to learn more about the use of DNA: Additionally, our Forensic Sciences Special Feature and a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database will also provide you with resources related to DNA and forensics.