Assignment 2: Identification of Suspects by Using Scientific Principles

Today, law enforcement can identify suspects by using disciplines based on scientific principles. Scientists use two main techniques—fingerprint comparison and DNA analysis—to determine whether the fingerprints or DNA samples found at a crime scene match those of a suspect.

Prepare a 400- to 500-word, double-spaced report. In your report, respond to the following:

  • Give historical information about each technique. List the uses and functions of these techniques.
  • Explain the limitations of each technique.
  • Explain how these techniques can be challenged in court. (Refer the Argosy University online library and/or the Internet.)
  • Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, find examples of the application of popular techniques used for identifying subjects.

For the report, use Times New Roman, 12-point font. Provide citations for the references in the APA style.

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