Combined DNA Index System

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Combined DNA Index System



A database maintained by the FBI of DNA samples obtained from crime scenes and directly from convicted criminals. The system is used to generate investigative leads in the evaluation of criminal behavior such as sexual assaults and murders.
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Our most successful partnership is the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), which enables federal, state, and local forensic laboratories to exchange and compare DNA profiles electronically, linking serial violent crimes to each other and to convicted offenders.
The FBI's Combined DNA Index System Helps Corrections and Law Enforcement Professionals Monitor Inmates and Solve Crimes
Eligible DNA profiles will be entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database by APD in order to assist investigators in solving these crimes.
Garden's DNA profile, which was in the CODIS, or Combined DNA Index System database, matched a genetic profile derived from forensic samples recovered as part of the rape investigation.
The computer software program that led police to identify Papaleo as a suspect in the rape case is known as the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS.
Highlights include the following: 91 percent of outsourced requests were DNA-related, including nearly 13,000 casework requests and 205,000 convicted offender samples in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS); a typical laboratory in 2002 started the year with a backlog of about 390 requests, received 4,900 additional ones, and completed 4,600; and 41 percent of publicly funded laboratories in 2002 reported outsourcing one or more types of forensic services to private labs.
The Unit manages the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) for the state and enters convicted offenders' DNA profiles into the National DNA Index System of CODIS to check against unsolved crimes.
The Unit manages the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) is the database software developed to help law enforcement, as authorized by the DNA Identification Act of 1994.

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