Forensic Use of DNA in Criminal Cases Research Paper by Neatwriter

Forensic Use of DNA in Criminal Cases
An overview of forensic use of DNA and why, at times, the use of DNA evidence in criminal case is problematic.
# 62390 | 3,482 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 23, 2005 in Biology (Genetics) , Law (Criminal) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper discusses, in some detail, the way in which DNA is used for forensic purposes. The paper discusses DNA typing functions, its historical use in forensics and prosecution, the possible mistakes which may be made or encouraged by DNA typing, and the future of DNA in criminal and civic cases.

What is Forensics?
How DNA is Collected
How DNA is Read
Problems With DNA
Problems With DNA

From the Paper:

"The forensic use of DNA has become widely accepted in America today as providing error-proof evidence for criminal cases. Many convictions are made on the strength of DNA evidence alone, and some fewer number of accused "criminals" have been cleared of all charges on the account of late-discovered DNA evidence. Depending entirely on one's perspective, DNA sequencing may be either a godsend or one of the most serious threats to an objective justice system to have surfaced in a hundred years. On the one hand, DNA evidence can accurately link a suspect to physical evidence left at the murder scene with a striking accuracy, with the probability for error being only one in five million when considered a (genetically) average suspect and an average gene pool."

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