Crime File: DNA Solves One of our Coldest Cold Cases
In recent times in Australia DNA has unquestionably been the prime conclusive evidence in proving ancient cases against murderers who would have otherwise remained free.
Having said that, DNA (Deoxy-ribo-nucleic acid) has also proved numerous prisoner’s innocent in the USA where they would have been executed or in the very least have spent the rest of their lives behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit.
It would be fair comment to say that the development of DNA in recent years has been the biggest scientific development in criminal detection in history since the use of fingerprints, which are still used in crime detection but are no longer as conclusive.
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