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An overview of the procedures and methodology related to the latest applications of DNA science to some of our most challenging and “worst-of-the-worst” cases of homicides, rapes and sexual assaults – many of which have haunted investigators and communities for decades. A comparison-contrast discussion of Familial DNA Searching, a special search criteria using the FBI’s CODIS system, with Genetic Genealogy, an unconventional method of using DNA to identify criminals, pioneered largely by non-law enforcement researchers, professionals and hobbyists, utilizing open source data. While both methods have realized huge successes over the past few years privacy challenges and certain policy obstacles have created an uncertain future for the use of these vitally important capabilities in the protection of victims and communities.


A discussion on how investigators may engage and apply these capabilities to their current investigations or cold cases.




At the conclusion of this course of instruction participants will have:


  • A better understanding of the differences between Familial DNA Searching and Genetic Genealogy.
  • Know how each use DNA samples collected from crime scenes to identify perpetrators after searches of the FBI’s CODIS failed to match anyone in that system.
  • The types of cases that are appropriate for the using these capabilities and general policy guidance on their use.
  • A clearer understanding of how investigators may engage and apply these capabilities and apply them to their current or cold cases.


Instructor: Bob Lowery

Date: May 15,  2020

Time: 1-2pm Eastern

Cost: $99

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration for this webinar will give you access to the live session, as well as 30 days of access to the recorded version of the webinar once the live session has ended.

Group Viewing Encouraged: As few as just one attendee or a training room full; multiple attendees can view the webinar from one single location and each attendee can receive a certificate


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