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CODIS: The Combined DNA Index System Jonathan Mike Lindle George Washington University
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What is CODIS? CODIS is a program run by the FBI as part of their laboratory services in Forensic sciences. The goal is to create a compiled and universal database of DNA, collected from violent crime investigations and criminals. The program provides support to local, state, federal, and, in some instances, international crime laboratories for DNA Investigation.
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What does it do? The CODIS Unit manages and consolidates the CODIS and the National DNA Index System (NDIS) It’s capable of tracking and searching acquired and prerecorded DNA samples Allows law enforcement agencies and forensic science laboratories to exchange DNA information and cross reference data with other agencies across the country.
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Where is it effective? The DNA Identification Act of 1994 authorized the technology. In all 50 states there are legal obligations to send DNA profiles of certain miscreants to CODIS. In 2007, the database contained more than 5,000,000 DNA profiles in its Convicted Offender Index and about 188,000 DNA profiles from unmatched crime scenes. With the world’s population at 312,713,000 the approximately 5,000,000 DNA profiles consists of about 1.6% of the population.
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Sub- Categories of CODIS CODIS is organized into three sub-categories: Population Index, Casework Index, and Convicted Offender Index. The Population Index compiles DNA Profiles of citizens. The Casework Index contains DNA Profiles of unknown perpetrators collected from crime scenes. The Convicted Offender Index contains DNA Profiles of convicted offenders. This could link them to other crimes that they committed in the past and prevent an intensive future investigation if the same offender was involved in the crime.
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