The alternative to using DNA samples is fewer rapists being caught. DNA evidence cannot lead to miscarriages of justice, as laboratory errors produce only mismatches between the crime scene's and defendant's DNA, thus favouring the defendant in every case. The first time genetic fingerprinting was used, the defendant's 'confession' was quashed and the real murderer was later caught as a result. If we want safer streets, sacrificing a little privacy is a small price to pay.
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