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  • Study examines impact of DNA evidence in sexual assault prosecutions

    Photo of social work professor Ted Cross

    DNA evidence had a dramatic relationship with sexual assault prosecutions and convictions in one city, according to research led by Theodore P. Cross. He is a professor of social work and a senior research specialist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Ted Cross, call 781-640-4532; email

    To reach Megan Alderden, call 312-362-1238; email

    The paper “The relationship of DNA evidence to prosecution outcomes in sexual assaults cases” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/10778012221077124

    The paper “Prosecutors’ perspectives on biological evidence and injury evidence in sexual assault cases” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/0886260518778259