DNA Databanking: Selected Fourth Amendment Issues and Analysis

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This report looks at how the practice of DNA database programs, which have been looked at favorably by Congress, are in possible violation of the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. It looks at how the databases' legality has currently been holding up in court, as well as how new advances and revelations in the science of forensic analysis and databanking may have potentially significant legal implications.

Creator(s): Barbour, Emily C.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 6, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Barbour, Emily C.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 6, 2011
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This report looks at how the practice of DNA database programs, which have been looked at favorably by Congress, are in possible violation of the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. It looks at how the databases' legality has currently been holding up in court, as well as how new advances and revelations in the science of forensic analysis and databanking may have potentially significant legal implications.

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23 pages.

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