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VOLUME 45 / NUMBER 3 • July/August/September 2011
A PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION

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Familial DNA Searching: What Every Prosecutor Should Know About This Powerful Forensic Tool

BY MITCH MORRISSEY
This article will clarify what a familial DNA search is, how it works and explain how to implement the technology. 

Sexual and Physical Abuse of Children
BY JAMES C. BACKSTROM
Over the past 30 years jurisdictions have taken great strides in the identification,
prosecution and prevention of child abuse, but we still have a long way to go.

The Importance of Evidence Collection Guidelines in Developing a Prosecutable Case
BY JOHN LOUI S LARSEN
This article is designed to address this question from the perspetive of the prosecutor: Did law enforcement follow standardized evidence processing guidelines? 

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Networks and Child Pornography: Possession or Dissemination? Charging Decisions and Other Issues
BY JUSTIN FITZSIMMONS
This article will discuss cases evaluating the application of dissemination charges when a defendant uses a peer-to-peer client.

Collateral Consequence: Entry into Canada with
Criminal Convictions

BY BILL LEMONS
While an imparied driving conviction may deem someone inadmissible to travel into Canada, the offender does have options available to overcome the inadmissibility.

 

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