Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DNA and diminishing returns

An overlooked part of the DNA debate is that the most benefit (in resolved crimes with crims locked away from the public) is derived from 'capturing' the DNA from a relatively small section of society.

Recidivist offenders.

So by simply creating a database from convicted offenders, the most good is gained.

There is NO NEED to capture the DNA of the whole nation! We all know that most crime is committed by the same group of criminals. By matching THEIR filthy DNA we can keep them out of circulation, thus keeping the public and their property safer.

As I said before, people should be able to opt in at their own expense and as Touchstone has pointed out, it's a good idea for the military to keep DNA records. I don't see why the can't be stored on the same database as long is it is partitioned.


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