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NCJ Number: 220890 Find in a Library
Title: DNA Technology as an Effective Tool in Reducing Crime
Journal: Forensic Magazine  Volume:4  Issue:5  Dated:October/November 2007  Pages:10,12,14,16,18
Author(s): Howard Safir
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 5
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses how DNA technology is an effective tool in the reduction of crime through the effective processing of forensic DNA evidence.
Abstract: In the last 10 years, Federal, State, and local law enforcement in concert with the forensic community have effectively convicted tens of thousands of criminals. DNA has been a critical tool to both increasing the number of convictions, as well as the certainty of the convictions. However, while tremendous progress has been made, the backlogs continue to grow. To help jurisdictions throughout the country most effectively and efficiently benefit from both the current reality and future potential of DNA technology further innovative changes throughout the integrated process need to be pursued while continuing to leverage the feedback loops and measurement of progress and results to objectively quantify the impact in crime reduction.
Main Term(s): DNA fingerprinting
Index Term(s): Crime laboratories; Crime laboratory management; Effectiveness; Efficiency; Evidence identification; Forensic sciences
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