Mandatory Dna Testing Essay

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Judge Upholds Mandatory DNA Testing for Felony Suspects Maria Sedlock Keiser University Abstract DNA fingerprinting has proved very important in both solving crimes and exonerating the innocent .In California a federal judge ruled that mandatory DNA fingerprinting be collected for all individuals facing federal felony charges. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory G. Hollows upheld the DNA Fingerprint Act. The judge ruled that it was constitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union disagreed with the judge’s ruling. Many of civil libertarians had very strong opinions and think that if the United States would require all citizens to submit DNA fingerprinting it would be a violation of the 4th Amendment United States Constitution. DNA fingerprinting has a very positive effect in justice. It has put away a lot of guilty criminals and saved many innocent people. Judge Upholds Mandatory DNA Testing for Felony Suspects DNA fingerprinting is a way to identify an individual by their fingerprints. No two pairs of fingerprints are alike everyone has their own unique fingerprints. DNA fingerprinting has proved very important in both solving crimes and exonerating the innocent .In California a federal judge ruled that mandatory DNA fingerprinting be collected for all individuals facing federal felony charges. The DNA Fingerprint Act, a 2006 law which allows federal law enforcement officials to collect DNA from individuals "arrested, facing charges, or convicted" of federal offenses. (Oinounou, 2009) The judge ruled that it is constitutional. The United States should require all citizens who are arrested to submit samples of DNA fingerprints. Taking the DNA fingerprints of people who are arrested can protect the innocent and convict the guilty. By using DNA fingerprinting it can save the justice system a lot of money and time. A lot of civil libertarians have very

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