Using Genetic Testing in Law Enforcement (Originally aired 5/10/18)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 889 , Segment 5
Episode: Prisoner Strikes, Penicillin Allergies, Megalodons
- Aug 30, 2018 9:00 pm
- 10:56 mins
Guest: Sara Huston Katsanis, Instructor in Science & Society, Duke University The so-called Golden State Killer’s rape and murder spree back in the 1970s terrorized Californians and stumped police. For 30 years, the case ran cold. But last Spring, police arrested former cop Joseph DeAngelo. Investigators used DNA-matching technology and a public genealogy website to link DeAngelo to the killings. The technique police used offers new promise in solving cold cases, but it also raises some questions about privacy and ethics.