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Social and ethical issues in the use of familial searching in forensic investigations: Insights from family and kinship studies

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Erica Haimes


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This article explores the socio-ethical concerns raised by the familial searching of forensic databases in criminal investigations, from the perspective of family and kinship studies. It discusses the broader implications of this expanded understanding for wider debates about identity, privacy and genetic databases.

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Author(s): Haimes E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Year: 2006

Volume: 34

Issue: 2

Pages: 263-276

ISSN (print): 1073-1105

ISSN (electronic): 1748-720X


DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2006.00032.x


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