Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Why Don’t We Use More DNA Evidence For Property Crimes?

This story caught my eye last week. There was a piece over at the Urban Institute's Metro Trends Blog that argues that changes to how DNA evidence is used could increase it's effectiveness.

We’d nab more bad guys if we tested DNA from burglaries rather than murders, making the threat from DNA collection and retention much more real— and thus we would deter more future offending.

Via Metro Trends Blog

The piece makes a pretty good argument for using DNA evidence to combat burglaries and is worth reading.

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