oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The utilisation of DNA technology in a democracy
|Article Title||The utilisation of DNA technology in a democracy|
|© 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. **Institute for Criminological Sciences, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||9 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Auto-radiograph, Blue print, Comparative samples, Deoxyribonucleic acid, Hereditary information, Incriminating evidence, Living organisms, Molecular biology, Organic substance, Pattern of bands, Process of electrophoresis and Scientific technique|
Offenders are daily fleeing from scenes of crime leaving behind contact traces in the form of blood, saliva, tissue, skin, or hair, etc. With the development of molecular biology, these crime samples can now be analysed in laboratories to produce a pattern of fine lines, that resemble a supermarket bar code.
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