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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 ...
  • Use Of A National Dna Database
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    The Positives and Negatives on DNA Profiling DNA testing has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society. Genetic profiling has been beneficial in paternity suits and rape cases, where the father or the assailant could be identified. However, despite its growing number of utilization's, DNA profiling is extremely hazardous when results are inaccurate or used to discriminate. Many have benefited from the genetic engineering that has developed at a frightening rate in the last decade. Ev...
  • Prospect Of A National Dna Database
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    DNA testing has overthrown the way police collect evidence in a number of criminal cases, especially rape and murder and consequently had a large impact on many past cases. However there are many disadvantages to DNA testing, such as a challenge of accuracy, the costs of DNA testing and the possible misuse of DNA. The prospect of a national DNA database in Australia has been heavily criticised with complaints of invasion of privacy and stigma against those with terminal diseases. Deoxyribonuclei...
  • Use Of A National Dna Database
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    The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling Justin Broyles Apr. 12, 1995 Justice Theory Lance Miller Genetic engineering has developed and blossomed at a frightening rate in the last decade. Originating as merely an area of interest for scientists, genetic engineering has now become an area of which all people should be somewhat knowledgeable. DNA profiling has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society. Aside from its usefulness in many legal investigations, DNA profiling can ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Information About Eyewitness Memory
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    Studies say that even though 50% of eyewitness testimonies are wrong, the information given to the jury by a confident eyewitness beats the reliable facts of fingerprints and DNA. Researchers have studied the affects of eyewitness testimony and it is said that incorrect eyewitness identifications account for more convictions of innocent people than any other causes combined. Two studies have shown that after being questioned for a crime, positive feedback by police enforcers or other investigato...
  • Court Case Dna
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    In two separate incidents in July of 1984, an assailant broke into an apartment, severed phone lines, sexually assaulted a women, and searched through her belongings, taking money and other items. On August 1, 1984, Ronald Cotton of Burlington, North Carolina was arrested for the rape charges. In January of 1985, Cotton was found guilty of one count of rape and one count of burglary. In November of 1987, Cotton was convicted of both counts of rape and two counts of burglary. An Alamance County S...
  • Dna Test
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    Precis: DNA TESTING: FOOLPROOF? In 1998, Josiah Sutton, 16, was convicted of kidnapping and rape and was sentenced to twenty-five years in jail. His arrest has been based on a false identification and misinterpreted semen testing. The police were looking for a man who was 5'7" tall and weigh 135 pounds; however, Josiah was 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds, but they arrested him because they thought that the DNA test proved that he was guilty. When the results came back as a positive match for ...
  • 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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