Archive for December, 2009
As the year draws to a close, it is very exciting to share with you the fact that the DNA Awareness Training DVD has been completed. The final edit was a laborious process, but the time and effort spent on finalising it, was well worth the effort. It is a great way to end a very busy year and we shall now work on a comprehensive roll out strategy to ensure that the information on the DVD is disseminated as widely as possible so that people become aware of the value of preserving DNA evidence on a crime scene. We will be posting our strategy on line so that all interested parties are able to keep abreast of how to obtain copies of the DVD or receive DNA awareness training. (more…)
We are extremely excited to announce that The Open Society Foundation of South Africa, one of the DNA Project’s Donors, has sponsored A new Criminal Justice Initiative publication entitled “DNA: The 21st Century Detective”. The publication was written by Directors’ of the DNA Project, Vanessa Lynch and Carolyn Hancock and explores the use of DNA Profiling for criminal intelligence purposes as well as the issue of DNA Profiling in South Africa and the value that it holds for use in our criminal justice system. For a pdf version of this publication go to http://www.osf.org.za/home/ and click on the link on the home page to obtain a copy of the publication.