DNA Typing: A Technology of Fear

Development, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 28-32, 2006

5 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2007  

Abstract

The expansion of DNA databases in the United States, Europe and a few other countries to include not just convicted felons but arrestees, who might be innocent, raises a number of civil rights concerns. This paper explores how the use of DNA typing in forensics and immigration, given the current climate of fear, in the quest for a safer world, could legitimize discrimination and give rise to a new apartheid.

Keywords: criminal justice, DNA database, immigration, race, discrimination, genetic surveillance

Suggested Citation

Byravan, Sujatha, DNA Typing: A Technology of Fear. Development, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 28-32, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=962410
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