DNA and the active criminal population
journal contributionposted on 22.02.2006 by Dick Leary, Ken Pease
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Analysis of rates of submission of crime scene samples from one police force area and of matches with offender DNA samples already on the national database demonstrates, first, an increasing rate of submission, second, a steady state of matching in the West Midlands force during the period studied, at 58%, and third, a reasonable linear fit between number of samples and number of matches, suggesting no dimunition in return as the number of submitted samples increased.
- Social Sciences
- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
- Midlands Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice