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Author Machado, Helena, author

Title Genetic surveillance and crime control : social, cultural and political perspectives / Helen Machado & Rafaela Granja
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- Forensic genetics and genetic surveillance in Europe: a historical and sociological analysis -- Transnational genetic surveillance in the EU: the case of the PrĂ¼m system -- Genetic surveillance in post-communist European countries -- The uses of familial searching in Europe: at the crossroads between expanding suspicion and historical reparation -- Expanding genetic informativity through emerging technologies: the cases of forensic DNA phenotyping and next generation sequencing -- Non-governmental organizations and the critique of genetic surveillance
Summary "Genetic Surveillance and Crime Control presents a new empirical and conceptual framework for understanding trends of genetic surveillance in different countries in Europe and in other jurisdictions around the world. The use of DNA or genome for state-level surveillance for crime governance is becoming the norm in democratic societies. In the post-DNA, contemporary modes of criminal identification are gradually changing through the increasing expansion of transnational sharing of DNA data, along with the development of highly controversial genetic technologies that pose acute challenges to privacy and generate fears of discrimination, racism and stigmatization. Some questions that guide this book are: How is genetic surveillance in the governance of crime intertwined with society, ethics, culture, and politics? What are the views and expectations of diverse stakeholders -scientists, police agencies, and non-governmental organizations? How can social sciences research about genetic surveillance accommodate socio-cultural and historical differences, and be sensitive to specificities of post-authoritarian societies in Europe? Taking an interdisciplinary approach focused on challenges to genetic privacy, human rights and citizenship in contemporary societies , this book will be of interest to students and scholars of social studies of science and technology, sociology, criminology, law and policing, international relations and forensic sciences"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject DNA fingerprinting -- Europe
DNA data banks -- Europe
Criminal behavior -- Genetic aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Criminal behavior -- Genetic aspects.
DNA data banks.
DNA fingerprinting.
Form Electronic book
Author Granja, Rafaela, author
LC no. 2021023260
ISBN 9780429261435