Tracking DNA Offender Hits on the New York State DNA Data Bank: An Analysis of Criminal Justice Case Processing Outcomes

James A. Gilmer, NYS Div. of Criminal Justice Services
David J. Van Alstyne, NYS Div. of Criminal Justice Services
Thomas Mitchell, NYS Div. of Criminal Justice Services

ABSTRACT
This report examines the first 100 hits on the New York State DNA Data Bank. Established in 1994 and expanded in 1999, the State DNA Data Bank is part of CODIS, the national Combined DNA Index System developed by the FBI. A hit denotes a match between a DNA profile taken from a forensic evidentiary sample, submitted by law enforcement as part of a criminal investigation, and an offender's DNA profile stored on the Convicted Offender Index of the State DNA Data Bank.

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