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DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)

BJS FY 15 2014 National Survey of Prosecutors

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The 2010 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP-10) will collect information from a nationally representative sample of prosecutors’ offices that handle felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction. Past iterations of the NSP have summarized the number of professionals and support staff employed in prosecutors’ offices, including full- and part-time employees, and the size of the office budget.


The abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid, which is the genetic material present in the cells of all living organisms. DNA is the fundamental building block for an individual's entire genetic makeup. A person's DNA is the same in every cell (with a nucleus). DNA is contained in blood, semen, skin cells, tissue, organs, muscle, brain cells, bone, teeth, hair, saliva, mucus, perspiration, fingernails, urine, feces, etc.
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