01:202:327 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Combined Dna Index System

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Why should you consider having a sexual assault medical forensic
exam?
It won’t cost you.
You can have time to decide if you want to report.
It increases the likelihood of prosecution.
Your health matters.
Steps to the Exam
Possible mandatory report: If you are a minor, the person performing the exam is
obligated to report it to law enforcement.
72 Hour Rule
Semen evidence
Sperm has DNA, 100% chance of DNA profile if sperm is present, 72 hour rule
pertains to body cavities and semen evidence (anally, vaginally, orally)
Only pertains to evidence in body cavities, evidence on clothes and skin lasts
forever
Clothing
evidence on clothing remains unlike evidence left in body cavities
What about a child victim?
Does not apply to a child victim
LE Information Collection
Victim
Identity/describe suspect
Location/scope of crime scene
Details of assault
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