The New Frontier: Genetic Analysis and the Concept of Rights Infringement

Citation data:

Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, ISSN: 1937-7770, Vol: 17, Issue: 1, Page: 4

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/jiass/vol17/iss1/4
Author(s):
Counsil, Tyler
Tags:
DNA; polymerase chain reaction; arrestee database; evidence collection; Social and Behavioral Sciences
article description
Major highlights of genetic analysis and its implications in the field of forensic science are discussed at length, including the discovery of polymerase chain reaction and the importance of one’s genetic material as criminal evidence. A discussion of recent trends in molecular techniques will give way to a necessary dialogue regarding the potential pitfalls pertaining to overinvestment in genetic profiling. Major topics of debate include the use of arrestee databases, constitutional rights infringements through molecular analysis, and unwarranted evidence collection.