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Because the use of dna evidence is such a new

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Because the use of DNA evidence is such a new phenomenon in courts, it is natural for there to be problems, like the backlogging issue and for a DNA reanalysis to happen, it could have lots of obstacles. According to the NIJ Report from the U.S. Department of Justice titled “Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases,” some of those problems include locating the case files, previously tested biological evidence and forensic testing reports in order to reevaluate the case are very costly in both time and resources (July, 2002, pp 16-19). However, in the criminal justice system, it is much more important to help the innocent and find the true perpetrator. DNA evidence in appeals cases should be 1
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allowed to convicted inmates, because as criminals are people too, they should be allowed the chance to prove themselves innocent if they have the chance with new DNA technology that can help stop erroneous convictions. Another reason that already convicted criminals should be allowed the chance at DNA analysis that may help their appeal is the idea of Daubert’s test in which the scientific method is used to eliminate unqualified evidence in the courtroom. In forensic science, some error is inevitable, which leads to wrongful verdicts. These verdicts can be repealed through DNA technology, which will reinforce the morals behind the criminal justice system. According to “The Coming Paradigm Shift in Forensic Identification Science,” Michael J. Saks explains, “What was unexpected is that erroneous forensic
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