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Title: Law Enforcement Plan To Manage Genetic Information
Author(s): T P Neal
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 112
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the applicability of the science of genetics to law enforcement and presents a plan for developing the police policies and procedures needed to manage genetic information by the year 2001.
Abstract: The study used information from a literature review and discussions with experts in the criminal justice system and the pharmaceutical industry. The analysis revealed four major issues: (1) how law enforcement will ensure the integrity and credibility of DNA information; (2) how and by whom this information will be collected, stored, and analyzed; (3) privacy and its protection; and (4) the impact of legislation on the use of genetic information by law enforcement agencies. A proactive approach to addressing these issues and making maximum use of genetic information is presented, together with a plan for implementing the process. Footnotes, tables, appended figures and additional results, and 16 references
Main Term(s): DNA fingerprinting
Index Term(s): Future of policing; Future trends; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Police policies and procedures
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