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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

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  • Answer: The law enforcement agencies can not use genetic information for all the cases. It can only be used for solving certain cases and not all.

    Explanation:

    The genetic information that has been collected can not be used to solve all the cases. A suspect can simply be not arrested only on the basis of the identification that has been done with the help of the genetic information. If a suspect is identified on the basis of the genetic information, the details should be matched with the forensic reports that has been uploaded to the FBI combined DNA index system.

    The only cases where the genetic information can be used by the agencies are the unsolved cases which are violent in nature or are involved with sexual offences. The cases which involve crimes which are a great threat to the national security can also use the genetic information to identify the suspect and solve the cases.

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