Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


With the increasing need in the accuracy of the forensic process, DNA fingerprinting becomes the most widely used technique in material-evidence analysis, allowing forensic scientists to accurately confirm or deny any forensic relationship in question. This project discusses the science behind DNA fingerprinting and its application in the court of law. Case studies show DNA fingerprinting to provide accurate evidence in many cases, while inadmissible due to improperly executed DNA analysis in others.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology