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DNA Identification Databases: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Case for Population-Wide Coverage

  title={DNA Identification Databases: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Case for Population-Wide Coverage},
  author={David H. Kaye and Michael Edward Smith},
  journal={Wisconsin Law Review},
Over the past decade, law enforcement authorities have amassed huge collections of DNA samples and the identifying profiles derived from them. Large DNA databanks routinely help to identify the guilty and to exonerate the innocent, but as the databanks grow, so do fears about civil liberties. Perhaps the most controversial policy issue in the creation of these databases is the question of coverage: Whose DNA profiles should be stored in them? The possibilities extend from convicted violent sex… 
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