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The Resource Genetic justice : DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties, Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli

Genetic justice : DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties, Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli

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Genetic justice : DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties
Title
Genetic justice
Title remainder
DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties
Statement of responsibility
Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
National DNA databanks were initially established to catalogue the identities of violent criminals and sex offenders. However, since the mid-1990s, forensic DNA databanks have expanded in some states and nations to include all people who have been arrested, regardless of whether they've been charged or convicted of a crime. The public is largely unaware of these changes and the advances in biotechnology and forensic DNA science that have made them possible, but we are beginning to realize that the unfettered collection of DNA profiles from innocent citizens has compromised our basic freedoms and rights. Two prominent advisors on medical ethics, science policy, and civil liberties take a hard look at how the United States, Australia, Japan, and European countries have balanced the use of DNA data banks in criminal justice with the privacy rights of their citizenry. Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli analyze the constitutional, ethical, and sociopolitical implications of expanded DNA collection in the United States and compare these findings to trends in other locations. They examine the development of legal precedent for taking DNA from juveniles, searching DNA databases for possible family members of suspects, conducting "DNA dragnets" of large local populations, and the warrantless acquisition by police of so-called abandoned DNA as they search for suspects. Most intriguing, Krimsky and Simoncelli explode the myth that DNA profiling is infallible, which has profound implications for criminal justice.--Book jacket
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Krimsky, Sheldon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8073
LC item number
.K75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Simoncelli, Tania
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  • Criminal investigation
  • DNA data banks
  • Evidence, Criminal
Label
Genetic justice : DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties, Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]) and index
Contents
pt. I. DNA in law enforcement : history, applications, and expansion : Forensic DNA analysis ; The network of U.S. DNA data banks ; Community DNA dragnets ; Familial DNA searches ; Forensic DNA phenotyping ; Surreptitious biological sampling ; Exonerations : when the DNA doesn't match ; The illusory appeal of a universal DNA data bank -- pt. II. Comparative systems : forensic DNA in five nations : The United Kingdom : paving the way in forensic DNA ; Japan's forensic DNA data bank: a call for reform -- Australia : a quest for uniformity in DNA data banking ; Germany : from eugenics to forensics ; Italy : a data bank in search of a law -- pt. III. Critical perspectives : balancing personal liberty, social equity, and security : Privacy and genetic surveillance ; Racial disparities in DNA data banking ; Fallibility in DNA identification ; The efficacy of DNA data banks : a case of diminishing returns ; Toward a vision of justice : principles for responsible uses of DNA in law enforcement -- Appendix : A comparison of DNA databases in six nations
Control code
562766646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780231145206
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007236
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)562766646
Label
Genetic justice : DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties, Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]) and index
Contents
pt. I. DNA in law enforcement : history, applications, and expansion : Forensic DNA analysis ; The network of U.S. DNA data banks ; Community DNA dragnets ; Familial DNA searches ; Forensic DNA phenotyping ; Surreptitious biological sampling ; Exonerations : when the DNA doesn't match ; The illusory appeal of a universal DNA data bank -- pt. II. Comparative systems : forensic DNA in five nations : The United Kingdom : paving the way in forensic DNA ; Japan's forensic DNA data bank: a call for reform -- Australia : a quest for uniformity in DNA data banking ; Germany : from eugenics to forensics ; Italy : a data bank in search of a law -- pt. III. Critical perspectives : balancing personal liberty, social equity, and security : Privacy and genetic surveillance ; Racial disparities in DNA data banking ; Fallibility in DNA identification ; The efficacy of DNA data banks : a case of diminishing returns ; Toward a vision of justice : principles for responsible uses of DNA in law enforcement -- Appendix : A comparison of DNA databases in six nations
Control code
562766646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780231145206
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007236
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)562766646

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