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					Course Title:       Management Information System

Assignment Topic:   Case Study on DNA Database

Submitted To:       SIR GHYAS UD DIN

Submitted By:       ZAKA UL HASSAN

                Date: 20/05/2010
Q 1). What are the benefits of DNA database?

DNA carries the information needed to direct protein synthesis and replication.

The potential for us in the criminal justice field to solve crimes with this technology is boundless.

DNA database is much beneficial in this modern era because of its fast reliable technology. As in USA it
is used the entire nation wide. Where ever the crime being held the FBI match the DNA through the
database and recognize the convict.

Q 2). What problems does DNA Database pose?

        Generally, courts have accepted the reliability of DNA testing and admitted DNA test results into
evidence. However, DNA fingerprinting is controversial in a number of areas: the accuracy of the results,
the cost of testing, and the possible misuse of the technique.

The accuracy of DNA fingerprinting has been challenged for several reasons:
          First, because DNA segments rather than complete DNA strands are “fingerprinted,” a DNA
fingerprint may not be unique; large-scale research to confirm the uniqueness of DNA fingerprinting test
results has not been conducted.

In addition, DNA fingerprinting is often performed in private laboratories that may not follow uniform
testing standards and quality controls. Also, since human beings must interpret the test, human error could
lead to false results. DNA fingerprinting is expensive. Suspects who are unable to provide their own DNA
experts may not be able to adequately defend themselves against charges based on DNA evidence.

Q 3). What should be including in the national DNA database? Should it be convicted felons? Explain
your answer.

DNA database is very useful in the nation wide database because of its fast and reliable feature. And it
must be applied for convicted felons. Genetic technologies have also helped convict criminals. DNA
recovered from semen, blood, skin cells, or hair found at a crime scene can be analyzed in a laboratory
and compared with the DNA of a suspect. An individual’s DNA is as unique as a set of fingerprints, and a
DNA match can be used in a courtroom as evidence connecting a person to a crime.

Q 4). Who should be able to use DNA database?

Ans 4). Law enforcement departments and International police organization. (Interpol) an association of
national police forces that promotes cooperation and mutual assistance in apprehending international
criminals and criminals who flee abroad to avoid justice. And in the nation wide it must be given to the

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