Division of Criminal Justice Services

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Miscellaneous Publications

Publications Accessible through www.DNA.gov

(Website maintained by the Department of Justice highlighting the President's DNA Initiative - Advancing Justice through DNA Technology)

  • What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence
    Focuses on issues that arise for the first-responding law enforcement officer.
  • Interactive Training Tool on Principles of Forensic DNA
    This website offers free, self-paced online courses, as well as other training resources targeted towards criminal justice professionals, i.e., law enforcement, forensic scientists, court officers, medical personnel, and victim advocates, to preserve, identify, analyze and present DNA evidence.
  • Preventable Crimes: case studies on the potential of DNA technology to reduce crime.
    Case studies presented on this site are from an NIJ-funded independent study.
  • Publications: Publications containing information on DNA technology and its applications in criminal justice systems.

Electronic Newsletters

  • Forensic Science Communications
    A peer-reviewed forensic science journal published quarterly in January, April, July, and October by FBI Laboratory personnel. It is a means of communication between forensic scientists.
  • Handbook of Forensic Services (Revised 2007)
    The purpose of the Handbook of Forensic Services is to provide guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting, preserving, packaging, and shipping evidence and to describe the forensic examinations performed by the FBI's Laboratory Division and Investigative Technology Division. (202 pages, pdf)
  • DEA Microgram Bulletin
    Microgram Bulletin is a monthly newsletter published by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Forensic Sciences, and is primarily intended to assist and serve forensic scientists concerned with the detection and analyses of suspected controlled substances for forensic/law enforcement purposes.