DNA Fingreprint Law and Legal Definition

DNA fingerprinting is the process of identifying a person based on his/her DNA profile. DNA fingerprinting helps in identifying specific individuals, rather than species in general. It is also known as genetic fingerprinting or DNA profiling.

DNA fingerprinting is used in identifying paternity or maternity. A DNA fingerprint is used by law enforcement officials to solve crimes. In many cases, such fingerprints have helped in identifying if the suspect is the actual offender.