How far have we come with trace DNA since 2004? The Australian and New Zealand experience

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dc.contributor.author Raymond, Jennifer en_US
dc.contributor.author Van Oorschot, Roland en_US
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Simon en_US
dc.contributor.author Gunn, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Roux, Claude en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005944 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Raymond Jennifer et al. 2011, 'How far have we come with trace DNA since 2004? The Australian and New Zealand experience', John Rowe, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 231-244. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0045-0618 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18011
dc.description.abstract In 2004, a survey was sent to forensic organisations in every jurisdiction in Australia and New Zealand, benchmarking practices in relation to trace DNA analysis. Concerning issues were identified such as a lack of standard training protocols, little ongoing training or proficiency testing, and poor information gathering and sharing. To assess the changes occurring in the five years since this survey, a follow-up was devised and distributed to the same organisations in early 2009. Seventy-seven surveys were received from persons active in the field of trace DNA including crime scene and laboratory personnel, and managers. The major difference noted between the two surveys was the implementation of new technologies, primarily robotic automation and subsequent changes in extraction methodology. Disappointingly, training, research and proficiency test levels were still found to be lacking, a concern given the findings of recent international forensic reviews. A major deficiency still noted from the 2004 survey was the absence of effective data management systems, indicating that the wider intelligence-led application of this evidence is not fully utilised. Reviewing the methods and processes of the dissemination of forensic data in the policing environment has the potential to broaden its application to crime prevention strategies en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher John Rowe en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2010.484815 en_US
dc.title How far have we come with trace DNA since 2004? The Australian and New Zealand experience en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 43 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Clovelly NSW, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 231 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 244 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 039900 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071173 en_US
dc.personcode 0000022188 en_US
dc.personcode 02103822 en_US
dc.personcode 044538 en_US
dc.personcode 960382 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords trace DNA, survey, methods, forensic management, forensic training en_US
dc.staffid 960382 en_US


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