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Cop Forensic Fail – DNA collection compliance sketchy to non-existent

This is in South Carolina. Police in each county are mandated to collect from suspected felons. Some do and some don’t. Here’s why data collection by law enforcement should contain large numbers of profiles in order to have proper racial … Continue reading

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Further proof that CSI is not real: DNA Database use in crime stats incredibly low

Here is an article talking about the UK judicial utilization of its multi-million pound national database. Homicide cases come in as the highest users of DNA info at 8%. Sexual assault cases are barely a blip. http://theconversation.com/dna-databases-its-still-far-from-clear-how-effective-they-are-in-fighting-crime-85137

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DNA taking law enforcement into all our lives – Is it unfettered invasion of privacy?

CODIS has More ID information than [once] believed – Scientists Find This open access research paper is explained in the following commentaries: Laboratory Equipment News Stanford Medicine  Stanford News   

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Expanding government DNA archives form major debate on involving innocent people

The shadow of “big brother” watching you comes out in print within this piece about massive forensic DNA collection in numerous states. California has the biggest database. “The question is: Do we want the government to have all these genetic … Continue reading

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