Be sure to address the following issues:
- How is DNA evidence collected and used in forensic investigations? Explain the process.
- Why can DNA evidence be used to establish (prove) the identity of people in criminal and/or civil cases?
- How reliable is DNA evidence? What is the possibility that DNA evidence can lead to erroneous information or conclusions (i.e. O.J. Simpson case)?
- Suppose that a person convicted of a crime has been exonerated with DNA evidence--should they be released immediately? Should DNA evidence be a requirement for conviction in a capital murder case?