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The Science of DNA Forensics: Growing Pains and Ethical Challenges

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Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher(s): Genetics and Public Policy Center

Author(s): Dustin Hays; Sara Katsanis

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: DNA forensics; Combined DNA Index System

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

While there is widespread agreement that the use of DNA evidence in law enforcement has tremendous potential to promote justice, it nevertheless raises significant legal, ethical, and social concerns.