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NCJ Number: NCJ 233285     Find in a Library
Title: Extending the Time to Collect DNA in Sexual Assault Cases
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Author(s): Terry Taylor
  Journal: NIJ Journal  Issue:267  Dated:Winter 2010  Pages:22 to 27
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 6
  Series: NIJ Journal
  Annotation: This article examines a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) study of Y-STR DNA profiling that offers hope in extending the time to collect DNA in sexual assault cases.
Abstract: Using the current standard DNA profiling method, many jurisdictions require the collection of evidentiary samples within 3 days of the sexual assault. However, a pilot study, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) examined the ability of extending this window of time for collecting evidence with Y-STR DNA profiling. The research team was able to obtain complete Y-STR profiles on samples collected as many as 5 days after coitus and a partial profile at 6 days. However, the study involved only three consenting male-female couples. A new NIJ funded study will include 150 consenting male-female couples. The large study will expand knowledge about the limits of DNA profiling in sexual assault cases. 3 notes and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Sexual assault
Index Term(s): Evidence collection ; Sexual assault victims ; Rape investigations ; Rape evidence kits ; DNA fingerprinting
Grant Number: 1998-IJ-CX-K003
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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