Advantages Of Forensic Testing

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D Assessment DNA technology Forensic testing 24.11.2014 Marius Martinsen 10D Introduction: I have chosen to investigate Forensic testing, it is also known as DNA profiling or genetic fingerprinting. During this essay I will discuss what the disadvantages and what the advantages of forensic testing are. I will also talk about how forensic testing is carried out. Forensic testing is used to identify an individual by using the DNA sequences of that person. This can be used for legal purposes. This type of testing can be used to identify catastrophe victim (these are people who die in accidents or disasters that can not physically be identified), identify crime victims, rule out (find innocent) or implicate (find guilty) crime…show more content…
Some examples include: ● Forensic testing has a variety of possibilities to conduct tests on. The DNA is found saliva semen urine hair of the body. ● Forensic testing can determine if there was alcohol or toxins in the body of the victim or subject. This can be very useful in a car accident case because it will show you if they have been drinking alcohol. ● Forensic testing increases the chance of finding the person who committed the crime. ● It can be used to determine if a person is guilty or not. The evidence from forensic can be enough to put a person into prison. ● It can be used to solve old unsolved cases if there is still DNA available from that case. ● Help identify victims in big disasters where the body of the person can not physically be easily…show more content…
This could solve family crisis or decide who is the father of the child. Cons of forensic testing: There also some cons when thinking about forensic testing. For example: ● Forensic testing can be an invasion of one's privacy and against human ethics because information will be stored about you also if you had nothing to do with the crime. ● There are concerns that because the testing and data storage is so complex errors could occur. This could be fatal because then a person could be wrongly convicted of a crime or even let free if he committed the crime and who knows if he won’t do it again? ● The equipment used in forensic testing can be very expensive and will cost a lot of money. ● Misleading or false DNA can easily be placed at the crime scene. As a result the wrong person will be arrested and the people who actually committed is still running around free. ● The DNA information is on a computer and can be vulnerable to exploitation from hackers. These people can use this data for bad things. ● The process of finding this data can be very time consuming. This means it will take a longer period of time and no one can be put away before the evidence is there. Economic
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