Daily Archives: November 30, 2017

Parliament calls for amendments to Forensic Procedures Act

South Africa- The committee on Tuesday expressed its concerns about the “gaps” in the act, and has instructed the Civilian Secretariat of Police to fast-track processes towards the amendment of the act.
The Criminal Procedures Amendment Act provides, amongst others, for the taking of specified bodily samples (buccal samples) from schedule 8 offenders for forensic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis. The DNA profiles are then stored in the National Forensic DNA Database (NFDD).

Hannah Graham’s Parents Make Case to Expand DNA Collection to Catch Criminals

RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) -The parents of a murdered University of Virginia student are lobbying state lawmakers to expand DNA collection to catch offenders of serious misdemeanor crimes before they strike again.
Hannah Graham’s mother, Sue Graham, joined Albemarle County’s top prosecutor and sheriff in Richmond Wednesday afternoon to push for that expansion.