Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Video: The Potential of DNA Profiling

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Michael Whyte
Crime Scene Officer and Fingerprint Expert with over 7 years experience in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Analysis. The opinions or assertions contained on this site are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as those of any professional organisation or policing body.
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The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show how in 1983, police in Leicestershire, England struggle to make their case – until they join forces with scientists, who are just discovering the potential of DNA profiling.

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