Southeast Asia refers to the part of Asia that includes the Indochinese Peninsula and the nations of Maritime Southeast Asia. The region is situated in the southeastern part of the continent, south of China, east of India, and to the north of Australia. According to the United Nations Population Division, approximately 668 million people live in Southeast Asia (2020).
Thailand has a relatively high crime rate compared to other countries in Asia. Thais are generally law-abiding people but there is a lot of drug abuse in the country, and going hand in hand with that are thefts and petty crime.
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Rape is a criminal offense but the law is rarely enforced. However, rape crime reports are abundant. No data exist regarding the extent of the problem.
This is only placeholder text : Forensic DNA Profiling used in conjunction with a DNA Database aids criminal justice systems to efficiently and effectively resolve crime as well as protect the innocent. Despite these benefits the use of DNA profiling and the establishment of DNA Databases remains limited.
A National DNA Database holds the DNA profiles of certain suspects arrested and thereafter convicted, for recordable offences and DNA profiles collected from some crime scenes. West Africa is in the early stages of recognising the importance of maximising the potential use of DNA profiling to enhance its capacity to solve cases with DNA, which will ultimately facilitate crime reduction. This requires certain changes in legislation which is required to ensure that every person arrested for an alleged offence as well as all convicted offenders, will have their DNA profiles loaded onto the Database.
A National DNA Database holds the DNA profiles of certain suspects arrested and thereafter convicted, for recordable offences and DNA profiles collected from some crime scenes.
Trafficking in women and children and forced prostitution and labor are serious problems in Thailand. Thailand has been named by the United Nations as one of the world’s worst offenders in human trafficking both interns of destination for trafficked persons and a source of trafficked people.
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