TRENTON – In an effort to assist criminal investigations and deter and detect recidivist acts, Senators Nicholas J. Sacco and Paul Sarlo sponsored legislation that would add disorderly person’s offenses to the list of criminal conduct that, upon conviction, requires biological sampling for the DNA database. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today approved the legislation.
Police Agencies Are Assembling Records of DNA Mark Makela for The New York Times
Slowly, and largely under the radar, a growing number of local law enforcement agencies across the country have moved into what had previously been the domain of the F.B.I. and state crime labs — amassing their own DNA databases of potential suspects, some collected with the donors’ knowledge, and some without it.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate has voted to require individuals arrested for a violent crime to submit a DNA sample.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate is poised to vote on whether to require individuals arrested for a violent crime to submit a DNA sample to authorities.
INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) — Police in Indiana will not be able to take advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting law enforcement new powers to collect evidence from criminal suspects.
McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center has collected blood samples from 601 participants as part of a national research initiative to develop a database with DNA samples from 1 million veterans.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Thursday it is asking family members of missing persons to provide DNA samples as part of an effort to identify at least 100 sets of human remains, with the goal of bringing missing loved ones back home.
“Book ‘em” could carry a whole new meaning at police stations in Canada if lawmakers are swayed to make a controversial change to the Criminal Code.
A growing number of law enforcement representatives are calling for new powers to collect DNA from criminal suspects at the time of their arrest, not just upon their conviction.
Durban – South Africa has one of the highest crime rates internationally and an overburdened police and judicial system that results in few convictions.
The system is in dire need of a comprehensive national DNA database which will help convict offenders and exonerate people wrongly accused, improving the effectiveness and accuracy of the legal system.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s finance committee Thursday approved a plan in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s executive budget that would dramatically expand the state’s powers to seize DNA from crime suspects.