Browse By:

Monday December 17, 2018 Login |Register

A Project of

sponsored by

The Science of DNA Forensics: Growing Pains and Ethical Challenges

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

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


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.