DNA Testing on Death Row
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This paper argues that DNA testing should be available to prisoners on death row who maintain their innocence. This argument is based on three principles. The first point discussed is a scientific argument that DNA testing is one of the most reliable crime solving tactics available today. The second point is an economic argument, since state-funded DNA tests ultimately costs the taxpayers less than the appeals process and the costs of housing an innocent prisoner. Finally, the most important argument for DNA testing is moral. The writer states that making DNA tests available for prisoners would further the judicial process not only by helping convict the guilty, but also by exonerating the innocent.
From the Paper:"The use of DNA in solving crimes has become widely accepted. DNA is now routinely presented in courts as evidence. DNA evidence had helped to identify crime victims and has helped put criminals behind bars.
However, DNA evidence is also becoming valuable in another aspect of the judicial system. Increasingly, DNA testing is helping lawyers in defending innocent clients. In many cases, DNA tests have proven the innocence of many prisoners who have been in jail for years. This includes prisoners who would otherwise have been executed."
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