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Should law enforcement agencies be allowed to use genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigation
Should law enforcement agencies be allowed to use genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigation

1 Answer

  • Answer: Genetic information of a person can only be used when the crime is unsolved violent crimes or the crime is a sexual offence. Other crimes where genetic information can be used is when the crime is a threat to the national security.

    Explanation:

    There are certain guide lines that have been set by the department of Justice of the United States of America. For every case, genetic information can not be used. Even if the suspect is identified using the genetic information, the sample must be compared with the forensic profile directly. Suspect can not be solely arrested on the basis that he has been identified by the use of the genetic information.

    The crimes for which the genetic information can be used is for the cases when there are unsolved violent cases or the sexual offences. There can be use of genetic information when there are crimes which are threat to national security.

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