Legal and Policy Issues in Expanding the Scope of Law Enforcement DNA Data Banks

52 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2010

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Sandra J. Carnahan

South Texas College of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2001

Abstract

Modern DNA identification techniques were developed in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s, and were originally used in criminal investigations. It was not long before U.S. courts in criminal cases permitted expert testimony about the probablity of a match between a defandants DNA and DNA obtained from blood, semen, and other biological materials left at a crime scene. Within a mere decade of its first appearance in court, virtually every jurisdiction in the United States had held that DNA identification evidence was admissible.

Keywords: Pharmacogenomics, Race, Ethnicity, Research, Genomics, Data Bank, DNA, Law Enforcement

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A. and Carnahan, Sandra J., Legal and Policy Issues in Expanding the Scope of Law Enforcement DNA Data Banks (October 1, 2001). Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 67, No. 1, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1547307

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

Sandra J. Carnahan

South Texas College of Law ( email )

1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States

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