U.S. Forensic Science, Governmental and Law Enforcement Organizations
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
- American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLS)
- American Board of Criminalisics
- Denver District Attorney Mitchell R Morrisey's website
- DNA.gov - The DNA Initiative
- DNA Saves
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Innocence Project: The Innocence Project, a national litigation and public policy organization, has helped free over 250 people wrongly convicted and imprisoned.
- International Association of Forensic Science (IAFS)
- Georgia Bureau of Investigation
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): Provides information on state laws regarding DNA data banks qualifying offenses
- National Institute of Justice
- North Carolina Program for Forensic Sciences
- State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina
- Urban Institute
- Virginia Department of Forensic Science
International Forensic Science, Governmental and Law Enforcement Organizations
- Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
- European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI)
- European Digital Rights (EDRI): Currently 28 privacy and civil rights organizations have EDRI membership. They are based or have offices in 17 different countries in Europe.
- Europol: Europol facilitates cooperation of member European states in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and other serious forms of international organized crime.
- Forensisch Instituut Nederlands, and translated in the English language
- www.dnasporen.nl - Website set up by the Forensisch Instituut Nederland providing worldwide news related to DNA and documenting the latest data regarding the Dutch DNA Database.
- Forensic Science Service (FSS - United Kingdom)
- Forensic Science Society
- L'Institut de recherche criminelle de la gendarmerie nationale (IRCGN â€“ France)
- International Academy of Legal Medicine (IAML)
- International Association for Identification (IAI)
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG)
- INTERPOL is the world's largest international police organization, with 187 member countries. It is a worldwide network of law enforcement agencies to combat crime.
- Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences
- National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS â€“ Australia)
- The Prum Treaty: This treaty was originally signed on May 2005 by Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, The Netherlands and Spain. The Treaty was set up to establish data sharing for fingerprints, DNA samples and vehicle registrations.
- The original Prum Treaty convention
Helpful Links or Studies
- The DNA Field Experiment: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Use of DNA in the Investigation of High-Volume Crimes (link 2) - John Roman, Shannon Reid, Jay Reid, Aaron Chalfin, William Adams, Carly Knight.
- DNA More Effective Than Fingerprints in Solving Property Crimes
- DNA Tracker: Crime Labs and Their DNA Backlog,Propublica
- Genetic Surveillance for All: What if the FBI put the family of everyone who has ever been convicted of arrested into a giant DNA database?, By Jeffrey Rosen
- Improving Public Safety by Expanding the Use of Forensic DNA, NGA Center for Best Practices.
- Why Arrestee DNA Legislations Can Save Indiana Taxpayers Over $50 Million per Year, January 2009, By Jay Siegel, Ph.D., Department Chair, Forensic and Investigative Science Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, IUPUI, and Susan D. Narveson, former Chief of the Investigative and Forensic Sciences Division of NIJ's Office of Science and Technology, now Chief Operating Officer at Strand Analytical Laboratories, LLC
- On December 4, 2008, The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Case of S. and Marper v. The United Kingdom (Applications nos. 30562/04 and 30566/04) that it is illegal for the U.K. government to retain DNA profiles and fingerprints of people never convicted of any crime. You can find a summary of the report on the website of the House of Commons Library: Retention of fingerprint and DNA data, December 7, 2009.