New York State's DNA Databank: A Powerful Law Enforcement Tool
07/30/13 - 07/30/13
National Center for Victims of Crime (More Detail)
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|Learn about New York State's successful effort to expand its DNA Databank and maximize the power of DNA as a law enforcement tool. Hear Mike Green, executive deputy commissioner, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, discuss the State's program to collect DNA from persons convicted of all misdemeanor crimes under the Penal Law (in addition to collecting for felonies). Hear about how expanding the databank is a key part of New York's efforts to make its criminal justice system as fair and accurate as possible and to ensure a system that protects the rights of all, whether the victim of a crime or the accused.