Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


DNA Profiling is one of the most discriminating identifiers available to forensic scientists. Despite a general acceptance of the science, DNA profiling has generated much controversy in court. This report examines this controversy and includes recommendations for proper handling of DNA evidence in the legal system. This report also covers the general principles of the science and may serve as a lesson on DNA profiling for anyone wishing to use the technique in court.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology