oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - DNA Profiling: What can South Africa gain from the British experience?
|Article Title||DNA Profiling: What can South Africa gain from the British experience?|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminal Law, University of North West|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||11 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||British criminal justice system, DNA fingerprinting, Error in sample treatment, Forensic evidence, Interpretation of results, Misidentification, Pattern of genetic material, Racial population, Rarity of profile, Scientific criteria and Unique of band pattern|
The discussion of DNA evidence forms part of an ongoing debate between law and forensic science. When discussing the DNA profiling technique one has to consider the use of novel scientific techniques as well as the presentation of forensic evidence to the courts. This discussion highlights the fact that forensic science makes an important and everincreasing contribution to the investigation of crime and successful prosecution of offenders.
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