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Can You Spot the Prostitute In This Picture?

Can You Spot the Prostitute In This Picture? | Gen's Rea: Crime & Punishment | Scoop.it

Defining who is a prostitute may be “complicated” as Weiner suggests. But the New York City Council seems to have an answer. It has just passed a law that will fine taxi drivers up to $10,000 for picking up a prostitute. Drivers will be required to take a course that will aid them in spotting what a hooker looks like.

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Occupy Murder Mess Points to Problems With New York’s DNA Database

Occupy Murder Mess Points to Problems With New York’s DNA Database | Gen's Rea: Crime & Punishment | Scoop.it

David Kaye, a law professor at Penn State and the author of The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence, said the department’s tactics in this case stood out.

“What’s interesting is taking [the DNA] from a chain that so many people could have touched and then running that through the database of crime-scene samples ... and finding a match,” he said. “I guess that’s creative.”

 

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