Using Genetic Genealogy DNA Databases to Solve Cold Cases

AMU Disaster Crew

Sep 22 2020 • 36 mins

Genetic genealogy databases have aided law enforcement in successfully solving some of the most notorious unsolved criminal cases like the Golden State Killer. In this episode, AMU criminal justice professor Jennifer Bucholtz discusses how this advanced technology works and how genetic genealogy databases may help identify unknown DNA samples of both criminals and victims. Learn more about police procedure, privacy concerns related to DNA databases, and how this technology could help solve thousands of cold cases around the country.

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