Forensic DNA databases in Western Balkan region: Retrospectives, perspectives, and initiatives

Damir Marjanović, Rijad Konjhodžić, Sara Sanela Butorac, Katja Drobnič, Siniša Merkaš, Gordan Lauc, Damir Primorac, Šimun Andelinović, Mladen Milosavljević, Željko Karan, Stojko Vidović, Oliver Stojković, Bojana Panić, Andelka Vučetić Dragović, Sandra Kovačević, Zlatko Jakovski, Chris Asplen, Dragan Primorac

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Abstract

The European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) recommended the establishment of forensic DNA databases and specific implementation and management legislations for all EU/ENFSI members. Therefore, forensic institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia launched a wide set of activities to support these recommendations. To assess the current state, a regional expert team completed detailed screening and investigation of the existing forensic DNA data repositories and associated legislation in these countries. The scope also included relevant concurrent projects and a wide spectrum of different activities in relation to forensics DNA use. The state of forensic DNA analysis was also determined in the neighboring Slovenia and Croatia, which already have functional national DNA databases. There is a need for a 'regional supplement' to the current documentation and standards pertaining to forensic application of DNA databases, which should include regional-specific preliminary aims and recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-244
Number of pages10
JournalCroatian Medical Journal
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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Marjanović, D., Konjhodžić, R., Butorac, S. S., Drobnič, K., Merkaš, S., Lauc, G., ... Primorac, D. (2011). Forensic DNA databases in Western Balkan region: Retrospectives, perspectives, and initiatives. Croatian Medical Journal, 52(3), 235-244. https://doi.org/10.3325/cmj.2011.52.235
Marjanović, Damir ; Konjhodžić, Rijad ; Butorac, Sara Sanela ; Drobnič, Katja ; Merkaš, Siniša ; Lauc, Gordan ; Primorac, Damir ; Andelinović, Šimun ; Milosavljević, Mladen ; Karan, Željko ; Vidović, Stojko ; Stojković, Oliver ; Panić, Bojana ; Dragović, Andelka Vučetić ; Kovačević, Sandra ; Jakovski, Zlatko ; Asplen, Chris ; Primorac, Dragan. / Forensic DNA databases in Western Balkan region : Retrospectives, perspectives, and initiatives. In: Croatian Medical Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 235-244.
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Marjanović D, Konjhodžić R, Butorac SS, Drobnič K, Merkaš S, Lauc G et al. Forensic DNA databases in Western Balkan region: Retrospectives, perspectives, and initiatives. Croatian Medical Journal. 2011 Jun 1;52(3):235-244. https://doi.org/10.3325/cmj.2011.52.235