In your first case, you have been asked to list and explain the steps that you would use to identify and analyze DNA from a person who has been in prison for 10 years. The results of your test may exonerate the person.
Once the physical evidence has been delivered to the forensics lab, what is the process of identifying DNA? Be specific, and explain in detail.
Consider that the evidence is over 10-years old.
Once the DNA evidence has been identified, what is the process of analyzing the DNA? Be specific, and explain in detail.
What challenges exist that can make your analysis inadmissible in court? Explain.
How are tissue matches made? Explain.
Why is it important to utilize different DNA testing methods? Explain.
Why is it that some methods may be preferred over others? Explain.
Other than forensic uses, DNA testing is essential in paternity testing.
What are the steps used to carry out a paternity test? Explain in detail.
Why might the results of a paternity test be significant in a court case? Explain.
Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a unique molecule that controls an individual’s genetic instructions such as reproduction, development, and functioning. The molecule consists of carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids, which are gene specific across all individuals (Turman, 2001). Although individuals in the same genetic tree exhibit similarities in their DNA, there is always a specific end for positive identification. In the modern crime investigation, officers use DNA analysis in crime analysis to identify possible suspects and to exonerate or convict the existing suspects. For a positive identification, scientists match the biopolymer strands that form a double helix by coiling on one another. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the applicability of DNA testing in a criminal investigation. In a case conceptualization, the paper scrutinizes the procedure and the involved aspects when analyzing a ten years old DNA analysis for possible exoneration. Additionally, the author examines the DNA-Paternity testing as a major use of DNA in civil and criminal cases.
Keywords: DNA Profiling, Investigation, identity, Paternity, Evidence
For affirmative identification, the investigators evaluate the DNA of the suspect with the evidence recovered at the crime scene. As such, it is a central condition that the forensic lab accesses both the suspects DNA and the crime scene DNA. Mostly, the investigators...