DNA Databases as Alternative Data Sources for Criminological Research

@article{Moor2017DNADA,
  title={DNA Databases as Alternative Data Sources for Criminological Research},
  author={S. D. Moor and T. V. Beken and S. V. Daele},
  journal={European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={175-192}
}
DNA traces found at crime scenes and DNA records held in databases have already helped the police to solve numerous investigations into specific crimes. The police clearly benefit from the use of forensic science at an operational (i.e. case) level. This paper focuses on the use of forensic DNA at a strategic level: its use in the study of patterns of criminal behaviour. The usual sources of information for this type of research are recorded crime data, self-report studies and victimization… Expand

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