As the leading expert in forensic DNA identification, Bode Technology is committed to helping individuals in the justice system increase their technical knowledge of DNA identification testing through our training, consulting and validation services. Our goal is to help law enforcement and identification markets expand their technical expertise through the use of best practices applied to forensic and DNA technologies.

Expert Educational Platforms

Comprehending how and why is pivotal to understanding forensic DNA testing. Education plays a key role for Bode experts as we help our clients improve practices that enable better resolutions and interpretation of data driven results. From our online webinars and seminars to Bode’s Annual Forensic DNA Conference and events, Bode ensures expert knowledge transfer and a customized approach to learning. We invite you to view our many resources to help strengthen your understanding of identification through the use of forensic DNA testing. When you need a tailored approach to learning, Bode has the training for you!

DNA from Shell Casings & Rootless Hairs

NEW:  Making a Ripple into a Wave – Advancing Success with Challenging DNA Samples using Bode X-traction™.

Answers for Tough Cases.

Bode’s proprietary, advanced DNA X-traction Technology can yield ~10 times more usable DNA from spent shell casings and detect nuclear DNA from rootless hairs, offering investigative leads for current and cold cases.

Webinar Series

Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy

Exploring the Impact, Processes, Successes and Challenges of Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy Webinar Series. Examine forensic genealogy and its impacts. Speakers include forensic analysts, genealogists, prosecutors, investigators and more.

NEW: Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy – Answers for Unsolvable Cases

Explore how Bode’s Forensic Genealogy Service is a turn-key solution that will assist you in navigating this exciting field from sample selection and testing plan generation to a case solution.

Part 1: Forensic Genealogy: Introduction and Review of More than a Year of Cases

Includes background, databases, an introduction into how genealogy works, and the process of using genealogy to investigate unsolved homicides, rapes and to identify human remains.

Part 2: Forensic Genealogy: Unlocking the Science of Genealogy

An in-depth look at the science behind forensic genealogy, including exploring the use of Microarrays and Whole Genome Sequencing and research on the impact of lower amounts of DNA, degraded DNA and DNA from different sources.

Part 3: Forensic Genealogy: Diving Deeper into Law Enforcement Investigations

Forensic genealogy investigations from the perspective of the Fayetteville Police Department including approaches to database searching and research.

Webinar Series

Use of Rapid DNA in Forensics

Rapid DNA technologies can have a significant impact on local DNA databases and solving crimes through real-time investigative information through DNA.

Part 1: Implementation of Rapid DNA: Prevent Tomorrow’s Victim

Bensalem Township Police was one of the first police departments in the country to utilize Rapid DNA in conjunction with its well-established local DNA database. Learn how this technology maximized impact on the judicial system.

Part 2: From Collection to Persecution: Investigations Using Rapid DNA and Local Databases

Understand how Rapid DNA and local DNA databases can solve crimes faster with illustrations using real case examples. Understand best practices for using this groundbreaking technology.

Part 3: Preparing for the Worst – Rapid DNA as Part of a Comprehensive Disaster Victim ID Plan

A demonstration of how rapid DNA can play a pivotal role in disaster victim identification (DVI). This presentation focuses on streamlined protocols for rapid analysis of skeletal remains, use of RapidHIT™ ID, a mobile, field-deployable use of Rapid DNA, as a comprehensive solution that includes AABB accredited rapid DNA technology and real-time Bode Technology reach-back support. Case study of Rapid DNA in use by the Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) to assist with analysis of tissue, brain and bone samples following a tragic helicopter crash.

BodeHITS™ Local DNA Database – Answers for Local Cases

Local crimes require local solutions. Quickly identifying and eliminating suspects is critical in ensuring rapid resolution of cases. Learn how building, growing, and utilizing a local DNA database will lead to a decrease in crime and provide a solution that delivers for years to come.

On demand webinar

Gun Crime Initiatives – Answers for Law Enforcement

This webinar will explore several new and enhanced solutions to increase the success rate of forensic evidence and rapidly provide the data law enforcement needs to solve these challenging cases.

Webinar Series

Sexual Assault Kit Testing

Sexual Assault Kit Backlogs Webinar Series

Forensic laboratories are often overwhelmed by the volume of sexual assault evidence kits (SAEKs) they receive for processing. This 4-part webinar series, presented jointly by Promega and Bode Technology, addresses legislative issues and workflow efficiencies for SAEK processing in the US.

Part 1: Anatomy of Sex Crimes: Investigations of Untested Rape Kits
Part 2: Effectively Managing the Workload from Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Legislation
Part 3: Embracing the Challenge of Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Testing
Part 4: Wisconsin’s Effort to Process 6,800+ Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits

Automation and Speed: Creating a Process for 2-week Turnaround of Sexual Assault Kit Evidence

Bode discusses how new technologies and automation improve capacity and throughput of testing sexual assault kit evidence in our laboratory.

The 6 Pillars of Approaching Sexual Assault Kit Backlogs
Presented by the Joyful Heart Foundation

Sexual Assault Kit Tracking: The Approach and Impact of Statewide Tracking
Presented by Michigan State Police

Webinar Series

Property Crime Webinars

A look at creating success through high-throughput property crimes programs including technical and operational aspects, project development, implementation and results assessments.

Part 1: Oregon State Police’s High-Throughput Property Crime Program

Oregon State Police discuss lessons learned in the development of a high-throughput property crime program.

Part 2: Analyzing Property Crimes Is Worth More Than Its Weight In Gold

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department discusses lessons learned from development of laboratory property crime processing.

Part 3: A Comparison of DNA Typing Success in Compromised Blood and Touch Samples Based on Sampling Swab Composition

Virginia Commonwealth University discusses the impact of time and temperature on DNA analysis of samples using both cotton and a proprietary swab designed to minimize degradation of forensic samples.

Use of DNA in Post Conviction Testing

Post Conviction DNA Testing

How to work with stakeholders when evaluating cases suitable for post-conviction DNA testing. Explore various technologies and topics including advanced sampling techniques, Bode X-traction, resolving complex mixtures and Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy.

DNA Evidence Collection: A Collaborative Effort

Best practices for crime scene evidence collection, packaging, and submission as well as the impact that DNA collection has on success rates and efficiency in a forensic crime lab were discussed

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