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Volume VI, Issue 5, Spring 2000

DNA Fingerprinting -

Justifying the Special Need for the Fourth Amendment's Intrusion into the Zone of Privacy

Deborah F. Barfield

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Related Browsing provides the readers with other web pages that may be of interest. - Tom Schoenberg's article, DNA Dragnet, explains Federal Bureau of Investigation's justifications for the Combined DNA Identification System (CODIS) and the Constitutional concerns emphasized by Civil Libertarians. LEGAL TIMES - Steve Niezgoda gives a speech before the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence as Law-Enforcement's most effective tool. (June 30, 1998). - Gene Genie: DNA Data Bank is a Defensible Advance in Criminology. Narrates the ever-expanding history of DNA law-enforcement techniques, and how certain DNA data bank statutes are so far-reaching that Civil Libertarians are up-in-arms. PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE A2, (Oct. 15, 1998) - Ronda Wendler discusses the past successes of DNA's use in over 25,000 trials and analyzes its future scope of use in law-enforcement. - Jerry Adler and John McCormick in their article, The DNA Detectives, discuss the remarkable success of DNA evidence and its ever-expansive use through CODIS. NEWSWEEK.COM (Nov. 16, 1998) - The American Civil Liberties Union's Petition for 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,iscussion (September 27, 1999). - National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence explores the essential laboratory capabilities in the face of emerging technologies and the impact of future technological developments on the use of DNA in the criminal justice system. - Richard Willing, writing for USA TODAY, describes the FBI database of the DNA of up to a million convicted criminals from all 50 states will be activated Tuesday to help solve past and future crimes. - Thoroughly explains the procedure of DNA typing. - DNA Evidence Continues on Trial. This article debates techniques that allow the use of DNA evidence in criminal trials and forecasts that DNA evidence will become increasingly more sensitive and accurate, says a new US report. Eventually, they will permit the unique identification of every person, except for identical twins. But until then, the validity of DNA evidence will continue to be on trial. - This resource site lists numerous publications on DNA evidence. - Forensic DNA Typing: Selected Legal Issues by Dave H. Kaye. This report discusses the legal issues surrounding databanking and analysis of DNA evidence. - Bioethics, Bar and the Bench by Dave H. Kaye. This article is a summary of the controversial decision of Massachusetts highest court, Landry v. Attorney General. In Landry, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld a statute that requires individuals convicted of a wide range of felonies to submit to the extraction of samples of their DNA for the analysis of individualizing features and for the inclusion of that data in a computerized database. - This is the site for the Criminal Justice Institute which has a link to the article, What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence. [Note: Adobe Reader software is needed to view the article] - Article in On-Duty Law Enforcement Magazine which reports that the national on-line DNA database is operating. - Editorial. DNA and civil liberties: in search of safeguards. This editorial debates the pros and cons of DNA databases. - DNA Printing for Criminal Investigation Purpose by the BC Civil Liberties Association. "While the BCCLA recognises the need for law enforcement authorities to obtain DNA prints in order to those guilty of serious crimes, and judges that in limited circumstances these outweigh the invasion of privacy which they entail, the Association argues that the authority to compel DNA samples should be limited to cases involving persons suspected of serious crimes, and that the samples should be used only for identification purposes." - DNA Used To Catch A Thief: Should You Worry About Your Privacy? This news article briefly discussed the then-controversial tool for law enforcement officers is up and running nationwide.

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