Technology is one of the major factors that has reshaped forensic science over the last few decades. What was once unimaginable has now become common place because of technology. Nowhere are these dramatic changes more evident than in forensic DNA analysis capabilities.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please review the following:
Policies and Practices in Cold Cases: An Exploratory Study
The Impact of DNA Exonerations on the Criminal Justice System
Cold Cases: Resources for Agencies, Resolution for Families (Links to an external site.)
The special report Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases (Links to an external