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DNA identification in the criminal justice system

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

This paper examines the science of DNA identification and its use during criminal investigations and in criminal proceedings, including criminal trials, appeals and post conviction proceedings such as review commissions and innocence panels. It outlinesthe main benefits and costs of the increasing role of DNA identification in the criminal justice system. A table of significant Australian DNA cases is also included.

Cite article

Gans J & Urbas G. 2002. DNA identification in the criminal justice system. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 226. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi226