Genetic Suspects

Genetic Suspects

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As DNA forensic profiling and databasing become established as key technologies in the toolbox of the forensic sciences, their expanding use raises important issues that promise to touch everyone's lives. In an authoritative global investigation of a diverse range of countries, including those at the forefront of these technologies' development and use, this book identifies and provides critical reflection upon the many issues of privacy; distributive justice; DNA information system ownership; biosurveillance; function creep; the reliability of collection, storage and analysis of DNA profiles; the possibility of transferring medical DNA information to forensics databases; and democratic involvement and transparency in governance, an emergent key theme. This book is timely and significant in providing the essential background and discussion of the ethical, legal and societal dimensions for academics, practitioners, public interest and criminal justice organisations, and students of the life sciences, law, politics, and sociology.The crime sample database and the DNA Profile Databank are routinely compared to detect crime-to-person links. ... When the National Party formed the new government in early December 2008, it announced a 100 day action plan, whichanbsp;...

Title:Genetic Suspects
Author:Richard Hindmarsh, Barbara Prainsack
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-08-12


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