Folder 4 - Forensic DNA Effectiveness Studies

A small number of publications have tried to assess the effectiveness of the use of DNA profiling in supporting criminal investigations and prosecutions.  The most important of these are found in this folder. Readers will find that the methodology of these studies varies widely, and that the picture that appears is more complicated than might be expected. Further studies have recently been commissioned especially by the US National Institute of Justice and published accounts of these studies will be added to this resource when then become available.