Date of Award
Restricted Access Professional Report
Master of Science
Field of Study
Cell Biology and Genetics
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The Boston Police Department, in collaboration with the Massachusetts State Police, is attempting to reduce their DNA backlog with a grant that has been received from the National Institute of Justice. This grant has been used to review over 1,000 “No Suspect” homicide and sexual assault cases, and to determine which cases needed DNA testing performed. The main objective for these laboratories was to reduce their DNA backlog and to obtain genetic profiles to enter into CODIS.
Cruz, R. I.
"Processing "No Suspect" Sexual Assault Cases in Order to Reduce DNA Backlog at the Boston Police Crime Laboratory" Fort Worth, Tx: University of North Texas Health Science Center;