Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

N.Y. Passes DNA Requirement For Convicted Criminals

NPR
Early on Thursday, lawmakers in New York approved a bill that will make the state the first to require DNA samples from almost all convicted criminals — and make its DNA database one of the largest in the nation.

DNA socking it to crime


Australia
INCREASING DNA matches, including one from an sock, are helping police arrest more suspects.
The number of profiles held on the South Australian DNA database was almost 90,000 as of November 30 , up from 71,692 at June 30, 2010.

BGSU to get $11.9M state forensics lab


COLUMBUS — Attorney General Mike DeWine plans to replace northwest Ohio’s crime forensics laboratory now housed in a Bowling Green strip mall with an $11.9 million, state-of-the-art facility.