Dangerous Excursions: The Case against Expanding Forensic DNA Databases to Innocent Persons

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 34 (2):390-397 (2006)
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Recent expansions of federal and state law enforcement databanks to include DNA samples and profiles of innocent persons threaten individual privacy, impose unjustifiable costs on society, and may undermine our pursuit of justice. The move to permanently retain DNA from arrestees and proposals for a universal database should be vigorously opposed on matters of principle, legality, and practicality.



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