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Arrest in Decades-Old Florida Sex Crimes Case Based on DNA Evidence

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though it took decades of investigative work and thorough analysis of DNA evidence, police recently made an arrest in a Florida sex crimes case dating back to 1983. According to an Orlando Sentinel report, the man stands accused of abducting a woman at knifepoint and raping her after accosting her on a bicycle. The… Read More »

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Touch DNA: How DNA May Implicate an Innocent Person at the Scene of a Crime

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The field of forensic science has held significant sway over the last few decades, especially as technology has progressed rapidly. This sudden technological boom shed light on well-known, supported forensic theories and led to ever-growing scrutiny of the science that we have spent years putting forth as truth. DNA evidence, once considered a god-send… Read More »

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New DNA Technologies Could Solve Crimes Faster, but Violate Citizens’ Privacy Rights

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Over the last year, the backlog in Florida’s forensic laboratories has created a significant issue for those crimes relying on DNA evidence. According to a Sun Sentinel article, more than 13,400 rape kits have remained untested. Though the submission of rape kits is not required by Florida (and is up to the discretion of… Read More »

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Law Enforcement Use of DNA Samples Found in Genealogy Websites

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

DNA can be extremely important, determinative evidence in cases where DNA may be one of the only ways in which to solve a cold-case. The FBI and state law enforcement agencies have created their own databases of DNA taken from criminals, as well as DNA samples that are related to unresolved cases where a… Read More »

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Florida Attorney General Announces Thousands of Rape Kits Remain Untested Over; A Backlog over Several Years

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made an announcement early September 2015 shedding light on a considerable backlog of DNA evidence collected as part of sexual assault exams that remain untested. Bondi estimated that thousands of these rape kit DNA samples that span for years have been waiting in line to be tested due to… Read More »

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Face-Mapping and Sketching from DNA

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The advancement of technology largely goes hand in hand with solving an issue that currently has no solution. In the area of criminal investigations, there have been significant innovations that were created to help make sense of clues left behind at a crime scene that otherwise could not be pieced together. Much of the… Read More »

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New DNA Research Could Improve the Criminal Justice System and Help Exonerate Defendants

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Sometimes it is the smallest things that can have the biggest impact, especially when it comes to evidence and putting defendants on trial. DNA evidence and forensic evidence has had a significant impact on the way that cases are investigated and evidence is admitted in criminal proceedings. With the progress of technology, forensic science… Read More »

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