Genetic Suspects: Global Governance of Forensic DNA Profiling and Databasing

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Title Genetic Suspects: Global Governance of Forensic DNA Profiling and Databasing
Author Hindmarsh, Richard Alan; Prainsack, Barbara
Editor Richard Hindmarsh and Barbara Prainsack
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract 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 issue. 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.
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ISBN 978-0-521-51943-4
Date Accessioned 2010-09-29
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Studies in Human Society
Publication Type Books (Edited)
Publication Type Code a3

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