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Genetic Suspects: Global Governance of Forensic DNA Profiling and Databasing (Hardback)
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Genetic Suspects: Global Governance of Forensic DNA Profiling and Databasing (Hardback)

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Hardback 370 Pages / Published: 12/08/2010
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521519434
Number of pages: 370
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... tease[s] out a number of key themes that are not only relevant to current academic debates but are also significant in general public discussions on the role and parameters of the police use of DNA and genetic technologies. Written in an accessible and lucid style ... suitable for a range of readers from policy makers and legal professionals to anyone interested in the contemporary practices of using science in law enforcement.' Genomics, Society and Policy
'... this compilation of essays makes Genetic Suspects an interesting read for anyone interested in the growing use of DNA evidence in legal systems around the world.' Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
"Genetic Suspects is both interesting and thought-provoking. This compilation of essays makes Genetic Suspects an interesting read for anyone interested in the growing use of DNA evidence in legal systems around the world." Shelby Montague, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

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