April 2013
Supreme Court Debates;Apr2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p2
The article provides an overview of the debate regarding the constitutionality of collecting DNA samples from arrestees. Advocates claim that DNA serves as a very useful tool in modern law enforcement to definitely link suspects to crimes, particularly in cases where other evidence is inconclusive. However, opponents are raising questions whether such actions violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition against "unreasonable searches and seizures."


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