how the ‘human factor’ can impact the efficacy of forensics
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Answer the following questions:
1a. We’ve discussed how the ‘human factor’ can impact the efficacy of forensics. These human factors are especially influential in subjective forensics (i.e. footwear, tool-mark, fingerprint, etc.). Now let’s talk about more objective forensic evidence. Watch ‘ Exploring bias in forensic DNA profiling (Links to an external site.) ‘. How can bias influence DNA profiling?
1b. What can we do to mitigate bias and can we ever really completely eliminate bias?
2a. Before you started your degree in criminal justice (or took your first criminal justice class), did you have any misconceptions the CJ system?
2b. If so, where did these misconceptions come from?
2c. Read ‘ The ‘CSI Effect’: Does It Really Exist?
‘. After reading the responses from the survey, identify at least one pro and at least one con of the CSI effect.
2d. After reading the article, do you think the CSI effect is a major concern for our legal system?
2e. Why or why not?
3a. Some suggest populating forensic databases, particularly DNA databases, with the entire population (either of the nation or world-wide) would increase the effectiveness of the database. Read ‘ DNA Sample Collection from Arrestees (Links to an external site.) ‘ and explain some of the logistical challenges. Read ‘ Forensic databases: benefits and ethical and social costs
‘ (note: I am aware this is a UK article but some issues are universal) and explain some of the social and ethical challenges.
3b. Based on the challenges, do you think it is worth adding the entire population to a forensic database?
3c. Why or why not?