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Title: What Impact Will the Human Genome Project Have on Law Enforcement by the Year 2004?
Author(s): D J MacNeil
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 203
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This futures study examined the likely impact of the Human Genome Project on the selection, assignment, and promotion of California law enforcement officers by the year 2004; on crime prevention and incarceration strategies; and on criminal investigations.
Abstract: An expert panel identified 10 trends most likely to affect the issue under investigation, including, inter alia, level of California crime, level of police recruitment based on genetic screening, level of public concern over privacy issues, level of religious and special interest group response to radical science, and quality of genetic forecasts. The events selected for inclusion in the analysis included, inter alia, development of a genetic database for sex offenders, development of a national DNA tracking system, passage of legislation restricting the use of genetic information, requirement of genetic testing as a preemployment condition for all public safety workers, and U.S. Supreme Court decision overruling use of genetic fingerprinting. After describing various likely scenarios related to the study topic, the author outlined strategic and transition management plans. 5 appendixes and 57 references
Main Term(s): Future of policing
Index Term(s): California; Chromosomal abnormalities; DNA fingerprinting; Genetic influences on behavior; Police personnel selection; Right of privacy
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