Forensic Science : An Effective Tool For The Law Enforcement

1319 Words Oct 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
Forensic science has come a long way to solving crimes as they occur each day, from stealing, killings, burglary and kidnappings. People that commit these crimes need to be caught so that they pay the consequence for their actions. While catching a criminal is not an easy task, however some of the most effective ways to do so come from the effectiveness of DNA analysis. Forensic scientist play a vital role in helping catch criminals, using different devices so as DNA markers and DNA testing along with many more different types to help catch a criminal. It is possible for DNA analysis to have unfounded results that can lead to an unjust conviction, with most of the time, resulting from human error. Although there remains diverse thoughts on the issues of DNA analysis being the most effective tool for the law enforcement, most researchers agree that DNA analysis is highly effective and helps law enforcement cracking down on the criminals that committed the crimes.
DNA Analysis With the exception of haploid gametes and red blood cells that have no nucleus, the majority of cells making up the human body are diploid cells carrying DNA (Diploid vs Haploid, n.d.). There are many different types of biological evidence that are used in forensic science including skin, semen, blood, saliva, hair and urine, however some biological evidence is used more than others (Biological evidence, n.d.). The use of biological evidence in DNA differs, there are different areas of study…
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