FOCUS#5: DNA Project: Cape Town Station

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Every year in South Africa more and more criminals escape convinction due to people disturbing crime scene evidence.

The DNA Project set put to educate the public never to interfere with a crime scene.

Cape Town Train Station
A large sand box was placed in the centre of the station with stones depicting the face of a convicted felon. Early morning commuters were encouraged to walk over the scene, eventually making the face unidentifiable. The process was filmed using time-lapse videography and will serve to inform the public how disturbing a crime scene causes evidence to quickly be destroyed and prevents criminals from being identified.

The DNA Project is a registered non-profit,  public benefit organization based in South Africa that recognizes the critical importance of DNA evidence in the resolution of crime.