Legal and Policy Issues in Expanding the Scope of Law Enforcement DNA Data Banks
52 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2010
Date Written: October 1, 2001
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
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