The effectiveness and efficiency of the DNA-V Act for solving crimes
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- Taverne, M.D. , Nijboer, J.F. , Abdoel, M.F., Farooq, S.
- Leiden University - Faculty of Law, WODC
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- Leiden University - Faculty of Law
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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?
- Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/FSW