The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the police. Searches must be done with a warrant or under one of the described exceptions. In Maryland v. King, the Supreme Court ruled that the police can take DNA during the booking process from people who have been arrested and not yet convicted. This is similar to an arrestee having his or her fingerprints taken during booking. Do a quick search of the Bill of Rights to investigate the exact wording to inform your response.
Do you think this violates a person’s right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures?
What are the implications of this case upon all the branches of the criminal justice system?