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Genetic justice : DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties / Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli.

Krimsky, Sheldon.
[2011], ©2011
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New York : Columbia University Press, [2011], ©2011.

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xviii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Forensic DNA analysis -- The network of U.S. DNA data banks -- Community DNA dragnets -- Familial DNA searches -- Forensic DNA phenotyping -- Surreptitious biological sampling -- Exonerations : when the DNA doesn't match -- The illusory appeal of a universal DNA data bank -- The UK : paving the way in forensic DNA -- Japan's forensic DNA data bank : a call for reform -- Australia : a quest for uniformity in DNA data banking -- Germany : from eugenics to forensics -- Italy : a data bank in search of a law -- Privacy and genetic surveillance -- Racial disparities in DNA data banking -- Fallibility in DNA identification -- The efficacy of DNA data banks : a case of diminishing returns -- Toward a vision of justice : principles for responsible uses of DNA in law enforcement.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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