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DNA Ruling Could Lead To National ID Database

Last updated on Monday, July 8, 2013

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Charles Wilson of the Associated Press reports that experts say a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling could lead to a national DNA database that would make finding criminals simpler and more effective.

Indiana State Police forensic scientist Kristine Crouch says such a database could make it easier to track criminals because anytime anyone left DNA at a crime scene, police would know who they are.

But she says setting up that database could require billions of dollars and millions of hours of work.

The court ruled June 3 that police could take a DNA swab from anyone arrested for a serious crime without violating their rights.

Some legal experts say that raises privacy concerns and think the ruling could eventually lead the government to keep DNA profiles on everyone.

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