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In this podcast episode, AMU criminal justice professor Jennifer Bucholtz discusses how genetic genealogy databases can help solve cold cases by identifying unknown DNA samples of both criminals and victims. Learn more about the challenges of using this advanced investigative technique and why it’s so important for law enforcement to educate the public about policies and procedures in order to alleviate privacy concerns.

Prisons have long been breeding grounds for communicable diseases, so when COVID-19 hit, those working in corrections were accustomed to the health and safety protocol intended to reduce the spread of the virus. Despite this, the coronavirus has spread rampantly within facilities. In this episode, learn about additional controversial measures aimed at stopping COVID-19 from spreading.

Experts predict the U.S. needs 100,000 contact tracers to track down the contacts of positive coronavirus cases. In this episode, hear from epidemiologist Charlie Hunt about the critical role of contact tracers, the skills needed to be an effective contact tracer, and the challenges states face recruiting, hiring and training contact tracers during a pandemic.