Daily Archives: January 18, 2012

Criminals can expect to cop a spray of DNA to hopefully make them pay

Telegraph Australia
A SECRET weapon is being used against crooks who target businesses and sports clubs in sleepy coastal hamlets.

New DNA Grant Reports Released

These reports are the result of NIJ-funded projects but were not published by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NIJ has made available the following final technical reports:

Rapid Microfluidic Human Specific DNA Quantitation

Sample Collection System for DNA Analysis of Forensic Evidence: Towards Practical, Fully-Integrated STR Analysis

Double Strand Break Repair of Highly Damaged DNA

Improving the Efficiency of DNA Casework Analysis through Simple, Effective, PCR-based Screening Methods

Development of Linkage Phase Analysis Software for Resolving mtDNA Mixtures

RI lawmakers want to expand DNA testing law

Boston Globe
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Two Rhode Island lawmakers are continuing a push to require anyone arrested for a violent crime to submit a DNA sample to authorities.

Serial killer discovered with DNA evidence

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A serial killer nabbed after giving a DNA sample in connection with a drunk-driving conviction more than a decade after his murder spree was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison on Tuesday.

‘All crimes’ registry? Not yet

Times Union New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants an “all crimes” DNA database for New York. That would authorize the police to take a DNA sample from every person convicted of any crime in our state, no matter how small.