Judging the DNA Swab

Flock, Elizabeth
June 2013
U.S. News Digital Weekly;6/7/2013, Vol. 5 Issue 23, p7
The article looks at the concerns wrought by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes it legal to use the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test as an identification tool for serious crimes. It says that the Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, ruled that law enforcers can use the buccal swab or DNA collection from cells inside a person's cheek, as part of their standard booking procedure for inmates. Some of the concerns expressed are privacy issues and nonjudicial use like for tracking individuals.


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