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Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Philip Dawid, William Twining, and Mimi Vasilaki (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264843
eISBN:
9780191754050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264843.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

Evidence — its nature and interpretation — is the key to many topical debates and concerns such as global warming, evolution, the search for weapons of mass destruction, DNA profiling, and ... More


Prejudice, Stigma, and DNA Databases

Helen Wallace

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses how and why innocent people whose DNA profiles are included in DNA databases may be vulnerable to stigmatization or prejudicial treatment. It draws on experiences from the ... More


Racial Disparities in Databanking of DNA Profiles

Michael T. Risher

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter outlines the development of the use of DNA databanks in the criminal justice system. It examines how various steps in the criminal justice system create and magnify racial disparities, ... More


Postclosure

in Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226498065
eISBN:
9780226498089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which examines the postclosure phase of the history of DNA profiling, discusses the extraordinary credibility currently assigned to DNA profiling and some of the legal implications of ... More


Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting

Michael Lynch, Simon A. Cole, and Ruth McNally

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226498065
eISBN:
9780226498089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

DNA profiling—commonly known as DNA fingerprinting—is often heralded as unassailable criminal evidence, a veritable “truth machine” that can overturn convictions based on eyewitness testimony, ... More


DNA Profiling Techniques

in Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226498065
eISBN:
9780226498089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses issues related to DNA profiling techniques. It explains that DNA analysis is widely regarded as the “ultimate method of biological individualization” and explains the key ... More


Biotechnology Regulation in India

Sreenivasulu N.S.

in Law Relating to Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467488
eISBN:
9780199087358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter dwells on the regulatory structure of biotechnology in India. Ranging from the 1989 rules on manufacture and use of genetically engineered organisms until the 2013 biotechnology ... More


Certainty vs. Finality: Constitutional Rights to Postconviction DNA Testing

Jay D. Aronson

in Reframing Rights: Bioconstitutionalism in the Genetic Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015950
eISBN:
9780262298667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015950.003.0065
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter describes how the arrival of DNA profiling, with its special claims to infallibility, intersected with habeas corpus claims, especially in death penalty cases. It investigates whether a ... More


Fingerprinting: An Inversion of Credibility

in Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226498065
eISBN:
9780226498089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which examines the inversion of relations between DNA fingerprinting and latent print identification, commonly known as fingerprinting, traces how DNA profiling went from measuring ... More


Bioidentifiers

George J. Annas

in Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195391732
eISBN:
9780190267650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the post-9/11 attempt to merge public health with police and counterterrorism, with particular emphasis on DNA profiling. Post-9/11 pandemic fear has led to an overemphasis on ... More


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