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    Daniel Pinkins Case

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    Point, Indiana after spending nearly 25 years in prison for a rape he did not commit. Pinkins’ exoneration is the first instance of using the TrueAllele DNA interpretation system to prove innocence by reanalyzing mixed DNA evidence. In Pinkins' case, the DNA mixture evidence was found on the victim's clothes and had previously been inconclusive. DNA mixtures have been considerably difficult for the criminal justice system to analyze as technology has not been capable of discerning the different…

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    Dna Analysis Essay

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    with theassistance of DNA analysis (Brown, 2006). If enough blood, semen or tissue is foundat a crime scene, forensic laboratories can determine the blood type or tissue type byusing antibodies to detect specific cell surface proteins (Campbell et al, 2006). Thismethod unfortunately requires large amounts of fresh samples and is not a strongsource of evidence as several people have the same blood or tissue type and thus itonly narrows down a few suspects (Campbell et al, 2006). DNA testing has a…

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    Dna In Animal Forensics

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    DNA in Animal Forensics I love watching murder mysteries shows on TV. In a lot of the shows suspects are caught by DNA evidence, but this has not always been the case. DNA study has progressed a lot over the recent years. One of the areas it has progressed, is using DNA in animal forensics. DNA profiling has changed a lot since it first become popular back in the 1980’s. Although using animal DNA to convict a suspect was not always accepted it has since been accepted to peer review journals.…

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    2014. Web. 10 Sept. 2016. N. Balachander, N. Aravindha Babu, Sudha Jimson, C. Priyadharsini, and K. M. K. Masthan wrote their article “Evolution of forensic odontology: An overview” about real life examples of how deceased are identified by their DNA. They really emphasized on identifying people by their teeth because they last the longest. First it starts out talking about how genetic identification started out in the 1100s. Then they write about all of the historical people that have been…

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    N. Norazmi. "Forensic DNA Profiling and Database." Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences 10.2 (2003): 20-26. July 2003. Web. 15 Oct. 2016. In the article “Forensic DNA Profiling and Databases” S. Panneer Chelvam and M. N. Norazmi give case examples to how DNA profiling is used in crimes and what techniques are used to identify the person. They start out talking about deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) itself and explains that every cell in an individual 's body…

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    be subjected to DNA testing” (NIJ, 2012). Forensically speaking, biological evidence represents the collection and preservation of materials that contain DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), a cellular fingerprint that is unique to everyone (University of Leicester, 2016). Within the past 30 years, DNA testing gained notoriety as a reliable way of determining genetic relationships and source origins of any genetic material collected at crime scenes. Thus, the accuracy and success of DNA and its…

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    collected from vaginal swabs conducted through DNA analysis. Unfortunately, no suspect had been…

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    what each term means. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2015) states that Forensics is the application of scientific knowledge and/or methods to legal problems and in solving crimes. Forensics is used in many different ways, from identify people through DNA or fingerprints to examining hair and different substances. It has been around for a long time, with some methods dating back to the 13th century (Kennedy 2013). Forensics is an on going field that keeps expanding more and more with the updates…

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    withdrawn. If the crime was committed by more than one person they can determine which of them is dominate unsub and which one does as the other wishes. With forensic psychology is a crossroad between psychology and the criminal justice system. Since DNA testing, criminal forensics have come a long…

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    Forensic evidence is evidence obtained using scientific methods including but not limited to, ballistics, blood analysis, and DNA testing. This evidence is extremely important and is used to establish the guilt or innocence of suspects. There are so many tiny parts that go into solving a case. When one thing during an investigation is done wrong, or not found a case can go unsolved very easily. Without the right amount of evidence it is hard to convict a suspect of the crime in question.…

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