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Jenay Garretson DNA Profiling The testing and profiling of DNA in recent years has become 999 accurate in identifying a person making it the most precise and most controversial means of identifying a person DNA profiling involves the sampling of an individuals blood to give an accurate identification of that individual It is much like each persons fingerprints As no two individuals fingerprints are the same neither is DNA With the only exception being identical twins who can share the same DNA pattern DNA profiles have revolutionized criminal investigations and have become a powerful tool in the identification of individuals in criminal cases as well as paternal cases Since the 1980s DNA testing has solved thousands of cases of felonies throughout the world and has established with certainty if there is a reasonable doubt between a suspect and a crime scene It has also aided in confirming sexual assault cases DNA is the genetic makeup which is the hereditary blueprint given to us by our parents A person inherits an equal amount of DNA from each parent DNA testing gives us the ability to test from a wide range of samples including blood hair saliva tissue biopsy and more In many cases only a mynute amount is needed to analyze The Federal Government is considering introducing a DNA database system called CrimTrac in the future It will contain samples from all individuals convicted of major offenses The state government is also considering the mandatory collection of DNA samples The CrimTrac system will aid police in solving crimes with the technology of the database But the flip side to this innovative technology is that no one will be allowed not to partake in the mandatory sampling process Entire communities cities and towns will be made to give individuals samples of DNA Screening of this nature that doesnt target only criminals overturns the assumption of
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