Two major types of evidence found at scenes are fingerprints and DNA. CODIS is the investigative database that collects and supports DNA evidence information. IAFIS is the investigative database that supports fingerprint evidence information. Investigators should have a working knowledge of both of these databases in order to use the information in these systems as an investigative tool. This individual work assignment will cover CODIS and IAFIS.
In one to two pages and in your own words, describe the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).
This individual work should include the following:
- An in-depth submission that should be free of spelling and grammar errors.
- An essay containing a mimimum of one page double spaced.
You will be assessed on the rationale you use in addressing the questions/issue posted, and how well you justify your argument regarding this issue.
Your response must be thought-provoking, have well developed ideas and/or opinions, and should reference any supporting material from the text, lecture, or other sources you used to complete the assignment.