Ch5case - If everyone in the United States was listed from...

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Chapter 5 Case Assignment 1) The benefits of DNA databases I believe are perfectly outlined in beginning of the case study. Law enforcement was able to use the DNA it recovered from the girl’s body to match it to a local sex offenders’ DNA. Having a DNA database will help with many crime-related events, because there is usually traces of DNA from almost anything we do on a daily basis. 2) DNA databases pose problems because if someone is not a criminal and they are stored in the database, there is always the chance a mistake is made. Errors in DNA collection have happened before (anyone who knows anything about the O.J. Simpson murder trial can testify to that). 3) The key to a DNA database should be control.
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Unformatted text preview: If everyone in the United States was listed from birth there would be hundreds of millions of data to process and as stated in the previous answer there is just too much room for error. I believe if you are convicted of a crime (felony, not a misdemeanor), you should be susceptible to being included into a national DNA database. 4) Only qualified scientists who can evaluate and interpret the data correctly should be allowed to use the system, but a federal law enforcement agency should regulate who is eligible to use the system and the results should be communicated between them for security purposes until a conviction is applied....
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