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 techniquesâ€”fingerprint comparison and DNA analysisâ€”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.