The effectiveness and efficiency of the DNA-V Act for solving crimes

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The effectiveness and efficiency of the DNA-V Act for solving crimes

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Summary

On 1 februari 2005 new legislation was introduced, the DNA testing of convicted offenders Act (DNA-V act). This act empowers the police to take a DNA sample form anyone convicted of an offence for which pre-trial detention is allowed and a (conditional) custodial sentence, detention or community service has been imposed, and to load a DNA profile derived from this onto the Dutch database for criminal cases. A match may arise when these profiles are compared with profiles obtained from crime scene samples that where secured from unsolved crimes. Is the application of the DNA-V Act effective as a tool to identify possible suspects of unsolved crimes by pinpointing possible donors of the incriminating cell material? How efficient is the application of this Act throughout the criminal justice system?

Publication data

Author(s):
Taverne, M.D. , Nijboer, J.F. , Abdoel, M.F., Farooq, S.
Organization(s):
Leiden University - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Leiden
Publisher:
Leiden University - Faculty of Law
Year of publication:
2013

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Address:
Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/FSW