Toward a Comparison of DNA Profiling and Databases in the United States and England

Toward a Comparison of DNA Profiling and Databases in the United States and England

Jeremiah Goulka
Carl Matthies
Emma Disley
Paul Steinberg
Copyright Date: 2010
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 32
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/tr918isec
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    Toward a Comparison of DNA Profiling and Databases in the United States and England
    Book Description:

    RAND researchers explored the U.S. and English forensic DNA analysis systems to find out whether England has capitalized more fully on their crime-fighting potential than the U.S. system, processing samples more quickly and providing more database hits for law enforcement.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-5160-8
    Subjects: Law, Political Science, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-2)
  2. Introduction
    (pp. 2-22)

    Many senior U.S. law enforcement leaders believe that the English criminal justice system has capitalized more fully on the crime-fighting potential of forensic DNA evidence than the U.S. criminal justice system.⁵ The perception is rooted in claims that England conducts forensic DNA analysis more quickly and inexpensively and has a higher “hit” rate (i.e., a higher likelihood of getting a probative DNA profile and of that profile being more likely to yield a match in the database). In comparison, the perception of the U.S. approach to forensic DNA analysis is of a relatively rigid, expensive, and bureaucratic system plagued by...

  3. Appendix
    (pp. 23-25)
  4. Bibliography
    (pp. 26-31)
  5. Back Matter
    (pp. 32-32)