DNA Typing: A technology of fear

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The expansion of DNA databases in the United States, Europe and a few other countries to include not just convicted felons but arrestees, who might be innocent, raises a number of civil rights concerns. Sujatha Byravan explores how the use of DNA typing in forensics and immigration, given the current climate of fear, in the quest for a safer world, could legitimize discrimination and give rise to a new apartheid.Development (2006) 49, 28–32. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100294

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100294

Publication date: December 1, 2006

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