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DNA and the criminal justice system : the technology of justice

Annotation Is DNA technology the ultimate diviner of guilt or the ultimate threat to civilliberties? Over the past decade, DNA has been used to exonerate hundreds and to convict thousands. Its expanded use over the coming decade promises to recalibrate significantly the balance betweencollective security and individual freedom. For example, it is possible that law enforcement DNAdatabases will expand to include millions of individuals not convicted of any crime. Moreover, depending on what rules govern access, such databases could also be used for purposes that rangefrom determining paternity to assessing predispositions to certain diseases or behaviors. Thus theuse of DNA technology will involve tough trade-offs between individual and societal interests. Thisbook, written by a distinguished group of authors including U.S. Supreme Court Justice StephenBreyer, explores the ethical, procedural, and economic challenges posed by the use of DNA evidenceas well as future directions for the technology. After laying the conceptual historical, legal, andscientific groundwork for the debate, the book considers bioethical issues raised by the collectionof DNA, including the question of control over DNA databases. The authors then turn to the possiblegenetic bases of human behavior and the implications of this still-unresolved issue for the criminaljustice system. Finally, the book examines the current debate over the many roles that DNA can andshould play in criminal justice
eBook, English, ©2004
MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., ©2004
1 online resource (xviii, 414 pages) : illustrations
9780262310604, 9780262621861, 9781282253797, 9786613814449, 0262310600, 026262186X, 1282253794, 661381444X
Laying the groundwork. DNA and the criminal justice system / David Lazer ; Furthering the conversation about science and society / Stephen Breyer ; Science and technology of forensic DNA profiling: current use and future directions / Frederick R. Bieber ; Fingerprint identification and the criminal justice system: historical lessons for the DNA debate / Simon A. Cole ; The relative priority that should be assigned to trial stage DNA issues / Edward J. Imwinkelried ; Lessons from DNA: restriking the balance between finality and justice / Margaret A. Berger
Balancing privacy and security. Genetic privacy / George J. Annas ; Ethical and policy guidance / R. Alta Charo ; Privacy and forensic DNA data banks / Barry Steinhardt ; DNA tests and databases in criminal justice: individual rights and the common good / Amitai Etzioni ; Strands of privacy: DNA databases, informational privacy, and the OECD guidelines / Viktor Mayer-Schönberger ; DNA databases for law enforcement: the coverage question and the case for a population-wide database / D.H. Kaye and Michael E. Smith
The coming storm: crime and behavioral genetics. DNA and human-behavior genetics: implications for the criminal justice system / Garland Allen ; Selective arrests, an ever-expanding DNA forensic database, and the specter of an early-twenty-first-century equivalent of phrenology / Troy Duster
Defining the discourse. DNA's identity crisis / Sheila Jasanoff ; DNA and the criminal justice system: consensus and debate / David Lazer and Michelle N. Meyer
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