Does Bathing After Sexual Assault or Time Elapsed Have a Greater Effect on the Development of CODIS Eligible DNA Profiles?

Emily Black, Research Assistant; Sam Payne PhD; Julie Valentine PhD, RN, CNE, SANE-A, FAAN; Leslie Miles DNP, PMHNP-BC


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