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The new detective you are assisting is interested in finding out more about how the possibility of DNA analysis affects procedure at the crime scene and afterwards. Write a memo for his benefit, addressing the following issues: • Brief explanation of what DNA analysis is and how it can be used as evidence in criminal investigations. • Explain why extra caution must be exercised when collecting DNA analyzable evidence. • Discuss the precautions that must be followed to avoid contamination of evidence that may contain DNA evidence. • Describe the methods for collecting and storing DNA evidence. • Identify and discuss at least one controversial issue connected to the collection and/or use of DNA evidence.

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CRJS365-DB3NameClassDateProfessorCRJS365-DB3 New technology has resulted in many new and innovative discoveries that have improved the ability of the police to investigate crime and the prosecutor to prosecute the offenders. One of the most pivotal discoveries that have had the most impact on the criminal justice system is the discovery of a unique genetic code that every individual contains within their blood. With this new discovery law enforcement can identify criminal offenders and prosecutors can prove with almost a one hundred percent certainty for proving the guilt of the criminal offender. Once scientist discovered DNA method for analyzing the material gathered at the crime scene was developed. DNA analysis is a forensic method of examining blood or other bodily materials that will reveal the genetic code of the individual. The analysis involves extracting the genetic material that is found in human blood, skin, hair, sweat, and semen (Riley, 2005). This genetic material is then developed into a genetic code that can be matched to a DNA profile. DNA is like a fingerprint where there is only one individual in the world with this exact genet

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