DNA testing with the goal of exonerating

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two one peer and/or the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

The Innocence Project uses DNA testing with the goal of exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. Look into the impact of this project and examine the technologies used by this group.  How could this and similar projects impact our world?

Writing Requirements

  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references (minimum of 1 scholarly source)


Initial Post Content: Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s), applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.

Evidence & Sources: Integrates evidence to support discussion from assigned readings** OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source.*** Sources are credited.*

Follow-Up Post: Response furthers the dialogue by providing more information and clarification, thereby adding much depth to the discussion.

Professional Communication: Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).


Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Examples: our text discusses…., The information from our lesson states…, Smith (2010) claimed that…, Mary Manners (personal communication, November 2017)…

**Assigned readings are those listed on the syllabus or assignments page as required reading. This may include text readings, required articles, or required websites.

***Scholarly source – per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites or blogs should not be used as anyone can add information to these sites. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings.