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  • Dna Test On Existing Evidence
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    Our criminal justice system is best described as a search for the truth. Increasingly, the forensic use of DNA technology is an important ally in that search. The development of DNA technology furthers the search for truth by helping police and prosecutors in the fight against violent crime. Through the use of DNA evidence, prosecutors are often able to conclusively establish the guilt of a defendant. DNA evidence offers prosecutors important new tools for the identification and apprehension of ...
  • Criminal Identification Validity And Doubts Dna
    610 words
    DNA: Criminal Identification Validity and Doubts DNA, although controversial on accuracy, has provided a new means of identifying criminals where there is little physical evidence. This allows you to take a piece of hair, a spot of blood, or skin tissue and make a positive identification on a suspect. Since it's first use by the FBI in December 1988 it has grown to become a major factor in criminal investigation. This new key gives them help when the crime scene lacks evidence. DNA evidence also...
  • David's Blood And Dna
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    Jeremy Colin Newell Hanover College Hanover, Indiana David Hicks was a 34 year old black male. He was on death row in Texas from December of 1987 to April of 1988, sentenced to die by lethal injection for rape and murder, on April 25th 1988, of his 87-year-old grandmother, Ms. O color Heggar. David was only a suspect because he was near her house at the time of the crime. There was no indication that he had been inside! X except, for DNA evidence. The DNA test determined that similarities betwee...
  • Victim The Dna Evidence
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    DNA and Forensics In my essay I will discuss the topic DNA and Forensics. This is an interesting topic because there have been great advances in the field of forensic science that have affected it's credibility and usage in solving crimes that would otherwise go unsolved. DNA can be found in almost any bodily fluid (semen, saliva, blood, etc.) and in less obvious places such as a strand of hair. It has become a crucial part of investigating crimes, and will continue to develop this way. DNA firs...
  • Opportunity Of A Dna Test
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    The death penalty should be a last result action that is taken when one person is convicted of a crime involving the death of another person or living thing. The actions taken to kill someone on death row are horrific in, and to kill someone that didn't commit the crime is an appalling thing to do. DNA is an efficient way to prove the absolute guilt of an individual. The death penalty should not be enforced without the opportunity of a DNA test. For years, DNA has been an effective way of determ...
  • Dna Test
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    fraction Dna Only a small fraction of our total DNA makes us different from gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates. An even smaller fraction makes one person different from the next. It's these differences that forensic DNA experts use to identify people and determine the source of biological evidence such as blood or semen found at a crime scene. DNA testing is powerful, sensitive and effective in pointing to the guilty and absolving the innocent. To date, 67 convicted felons have been exoner...

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