n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The role of DNA in the investigation of crime : a case for its use by South African investigators

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



"Probably the most exciting, as I view it, of the new techniques emerging for the criminal investigator is the DNA identification technology. Through a genetic pattern-matching process, criminals can now be identified positively by comparing evidence from a crime scene - that is blood, body fluids, or sometimes a single hair - with that of a suspect." (William Sessions, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

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