Forensic DNA profiling currently plays a dominant and crucial role in the interface of
science and criminal justice. At its core, DNA fingerprinting serves to identify an individual, as
will be thoroughly described in the opening section of this paper. However, DNA evidence can
also function in support of other important evidence presented at a trial, depending on the
location of the DNA in the crime scene. For example, DNA evidence found in a certain place
within a crime scene may corroborate the testimony of an eyewitness or reinforce a particular
theory of the prosecution . Such interplay between DNA and other types of evidence in a case
is critical to establishing the ultimate efficacy of DNA profiling as it serves the case. For
example, if DNA evidence is not a major component of a case, it may not be labeled as
efficacious on that occasion. On the other hand, if DNA evidence is important to a particular
case, and there is other evidence indicating the same conclusions, Jewish law (halacha) and a
rational American jury look more favorably upon the DNA evidence.
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