Recorded on location at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, each episode in this bonus series will deepen our understanding of DNA testing, how it supports cold case investigations and prosecutions, and what's ahead for crime solvers around the globe.
DNA, FGG, ABO, RFLP, PCR, CODIS - what does it all mean? From the crime scene to the crime lab to the courtroom, DNA evidence collection, testing and results continue change the landscape of criminal investigations. We take a closer look at how DNA testing has evolved over the past century and the impact it has on investigations and securing convictions with a special focus on the successes of sexual assault kit testing. Patricia (Patti) Powers, JD, Attorney Advisor at AEquitas and Misty Mara Williamson, Forensic DNA Analyst III and DNA Laboratory Coordinator at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, join the conversation as both experts in their fields and collaborators in bringing cold cases to justice. Patti and Misty co-presented, "Advancing Justice with DNA Technology", at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women.