Tag: Coverdell

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SAKI Toolkit: Prosecution of Sexual Assault Cases

Prosecutors face unique challenges when preparing to take a cold case sexual assault to trial. This category will assist prosecutors by providing information about unique aspects of a cold case sexual assault, overcoming common defenses, how to prepare for trial, and key considerations during trial. (Description taken from SAKI TTA website)
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Needs Assessment of Forensic Laboratories and Medical Examiner/Coroner Offices

The Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 (JFARA) mandated a needs assessment of forensic laboratories, which included an examination of workload, backlog,1 personnel, and equipment needs for both public crime laboratories and medical examiner and coroner (ME/C) offices. In conducting this needs assessment, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) made efforts to integrate literature, stakeholder comments, and feedback from listening sessions in an extensive examination of the forensic science components currently operating in the United States. This community has seen many advances and promising practices in the past decade, some of which are featured in this report. (Description taken directly from report)
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National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative – BJA Forensic Genetic Genealogy Resources

BJA recognizes that FGG can be a powerful investigative tool for resolving violent crimes. By combining traditional genealogy research methods with forensic DNA analysis, law enforcement can develop investigative leads that may assist in identifying an unknown perpetrator or an unidentified victim of a violent crime. This fact sheet highlights funding and technical resources offered by BJA in support of FGG and illustrates the impact FGG is having across BJA grantees. (Description taken from the SAKI TTA website)
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National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) Inspection and Accreditation Policies and Procedures

The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) Inspection and Accreditation (I&A) Program has the explicit purpose of improving the quality of the forensic/medicolegal investigation of death. The accreditation standards emphasize policies and procedures, not professional work product. The accreditation standards represent minimum standards for an adequate medicolegal death investigation system, not guidelines.
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NAME Inspection and Accreditation Checklist

NAME accreditation standards are embodied in this checklist. This checklist provides a realistic assessment of the quality of an office operation. The questions presented in this checklist are used during an inspection to evaluate whether or not the system/office meets the NAME Standards for Accreditation.