Would a universal DNA database aid the innocent?

This is interesting as in the UK the police automatically collect a DNA sample when someone is arrested.

Wrongful Convictions Blog

While the U.S. Supreme Court debates whether police should have the right to take DNA samples from all people arrested for crimes, Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, goes further. He says governments should take DNA from everyone as the best way to prevent wrongful convictions as well as to solve more crimes. You can read his Slate commentary here.

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