DNA Dragnet

DNA Dragnet

In several cases across the country, criminal investigators have solicited voluntary DNA samples from large numbers of people in an attempt to get a match to DNA collected from a crime scene. The process has had limited success, but civil...

In several cases across the country, criminal investigators have solicited voluntary DNA samples from large numbers of people in an attempt to get a match to DNA collected from a crime scene. The process has had limited success, but civil liberties advocates say t's a violation of Constitutional rights. A panel talks about the benefits and drawbacks of the so-called "DNA dragnet."

Guests

John Farrell

chief of the Prince George's County Police Department

Chris Asplen

National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence

Barry Steinhardt

associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union

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