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Using Genetic Genealogy to Solve Your Cold Case (VoD)  

This two-hour Video on Demand (VoD) provides you with an overview of genetic genealogy and its use by law enforcement. This emerging field, which combines DNA evidence and traditional genealogy to find biological connections between people, has been used to solve 50+ cold cases across the United States. Genetic genealogist and criminal forensics expert, Lori Napolitano, presents the information from an investigative perspective and explains how it can be used responsibly to solve your cold case.

Topics Include

  • Overview of genetic genealogy
  • Its value to law enforcement and criminal investigators
  • Responsibly using it to solve cold cases


Law enforcement, criminal investigators, cold case investigators

This class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

2 hours

Online Details

Online environment: Videos on Demand (VoDs) provide comprehensive, subject-specific information and must be viewed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may have limited access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer is required.


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