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dc.creatorTownsley, Michaelen
dc.creatorSmith, Chloeen
dc.creatorPease, Kenen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:19:41Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:19:41Zen
dc.date.created2006-05en
dc.date.issued2006-05en
dc.identifierhttp://www.gspjournal.comen
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationGenomics, Society and Policy 2006 May; 2(1): 28-40en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/508987en
dc.description.abstractDNA samples on the England and Wales national database matching those found at scenes of serious violent or sexual crimes were identified. The earlier offence leading the sample to appear on the database was noted. The bulk (60-84% according to inclusion criteria) involved theft, drug or other offending. The result, indicating offender versatility, is consistent with most research on criminal careers. Its importance for operational police lies in identifying the contribution made by DNA samples taken after less serious offences in clearing subsequent serious crime, and the importance of taking such samples from as wide a list of apparently trivial crime types as possible. Examining specific relationships between early and later offences revealed a significant link between providing a DNA sample following a drug offence and subsequently committing murder.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source296029en
dc.subjectCrimeen
dc.subjectDNAen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectMurderen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectTheften
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationGovernment Ethicsen
dc.titleFirst impressions count: serious detections arising from criminal justice samplesen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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