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Legality and Weight of Genetic Fingerprint as Evidence in Jordanian Law

Mohammad Ali Mohammad Bani-Meqdad1 & Mohammad Shafiq Al-Freihat2

This study examined the topic of genetic fingerprint, which is a modern
technique that helps to detect many crimes, informs the identity of the accused in a
short time, contributes to the discovery of the identity of victims who have been
subjected to total or partial mutilation, and has a significant role to play and is strong
evidence of proof and credibility that the likelihood of error or suspicion is minimal.
The study used the descriptive and analytical curriculum by describing the footprint,
describing its most important characteristics and features, and analyzing the relevant
legal texts this study has reached several conclusions, the main findings of which
are that only twins are similar when they are similar. Every person has his own
biological system that gives him independence and distinction from others, which
makes the footprint, and Jordan’s penal legislation does not provide for it as a means
of proof, and it has the advantage of stability whether in cold or high temperatures.
It has reached several recommendations, the most important of which was that the
Jordanian legislature promulgate legislation on the genetic footprint.

Keywords: Genetic fingerprint, proof, DNA, crimes، Jordanian law