Experts: DNA ruling could lead to national ID

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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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