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  • Many people believe the validity of DNA when it comes to determining the perpetrator of a crime. But what if that evidence were tainted or worse yet, planted at the scene by the real criminal in order to frame an innocent person? The results of a study performed in 2009 show these scenarios are entirely possible, and how many times they have been performed is really anybody’s guess. Scientists in the UK performed a study whereby they obliterated traces of an individual’s DNA and then replaced it with that of another person. The results of this study were astonishing, as it resulted in other scientists mistakenly identifying the source of the DNA. One of the researchers, Dan Frumkin claimed that

    Apr 06,
  • Mishandling of DNA led to Wrongful Conviction The mishandling of DNA evidence has led to a change in how the forensic evidence of Nevada prisoners is handled once they enter the state’s Department of Corrections. DNA swabs are now matched against all cases whether they are solved or unsolved. Officials hope this requirement will help uncover instances in which prisoners have been sentenced due to inaccurate results from this forensic testing. After a robbery in 2001, Dwayne Jackson and his cousin Howard Grissom were accused of participating in a robbery. Police obtained DNA from the scene and matched it against samples from the two men; however, the samples were mislabeled at the crime lab. This resulted in Jackson being arrested

    Nov 27,

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