DNA issues involved with researching by forensic scientists.

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As Technology advances the world is burdened by an increase in technological crimes. Comparisons can be drawn from these new age crimes with the same old crimes from before. Just being committed in different ways. New crimes being committed - scientists have produced new technology that increases the possibility to find the offender. DNA is a nucleic acid capable of replicating and determining the inheritance of a cell's proteins. In criminal scene samples of blood, semen or the root of a single hair have been able to solve cases. Relate to article "someones identity can be found from the smallest trace left at the scene.

Privacy issue. In relation to article " it is necessary for law as that's what crowns case comes down to." who owns and controls the genetic info; who shoud have access to it? Made a database called CrimTrac. Contains DNA of convicted offender. Most major crimes committed by people who also committed minor crimes, from their DNA samples taking from minor crimes, DNA extracted could be used to match.

SOL leg. Introduced to include certain people to have access to this data base. such as.. .. update Privacy Act EFF cud bring up many more issues on fairness of accessibility. Offenders whose DNA is in database may not agree that their info can b accessed by anyone. Contains intimate aspects of their lives inc. susceptibility to many diseases, legitimacy at birth and maybe predisposition's to certain behaviors and sexual orientation.

Who is chosen to give samples of their DNA for CrimTrac? Atm police concentratin on convicted offenders. But this cud b a problem for new offenders they wud not b able to b traced as their DNA wud not b on file. Police wud not find a match on their database, case wud...