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Colorado's DNA Laws (2015)

Subject
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Published
12/15/2015

State legislatures have emphasized the importance of collecting deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to solve crimes. This issue brief describes legislative efforts, both in Colorado and across the country, to mandate that individuals convicted of or arrested for a crime submit a DNA sample for entry into the national DNA database.

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