PRECINCT 444 Podcast

A Podcast of The National Law Enforcement Museum

A Closer Look at Forensic Genealogy: How Family Trees are closing Cold Cases


The evolution of DNA and genealogical science have not only helped civilians to understand more about where they come from, but it has helped law enforcement agencies around the country to close cases that have remained cold for decades. In this episode of Law and Disorder, we will take a look at how forensic genealogy is used to lead law enforcement to suspects, and share a couple of cases that benefited from this new, and sometimes controversial advancement in DNA science. Want to learn more about forensic genealogy from a practitioner in the field?

Check out this Ted Talk presented by Claire Glynn at TedBoston just this fall!