Perspectives of women in prostitution diversion program on DNA collection for a high-risk DNA database
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© 2017 International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. DNA can be collected from women at high risk of violent crime as a pre-emptive biometric for post-mortem identification. We conducted focus groups with women in a prostitution diversion program that offers preemptive DNA collection. In general, the women supported the program but voiced concern for law enforcement collecting DNA. These data provide insights into the challenges of collecting DNA from women whom law enforcement might consider alternately to be victims or vilified. Hearing the voices of these women provides the forensic community an opportunity to design programs to minimize harm and maximize utility of DNA for victim identification.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.5281/zenodo.345720
Publication InfoChandrasekharan, Subhashini; Katsanis, Sara; Felini, M; Kim, J; Minear, Mollie; & Wagner, JK (2017). Perspectives of women in prostitution diversion program on DNA collection for a high-risk DNA database. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 12(1). pp. 111-128. 10.5281/zenodo.345720. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17565.
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Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Instructor in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Sara Huston Katsanis is faculty instructor in the Initiative for Science & Society at Duke University. Her policy research focuses on genetic testing applications in humanitarian efforts, medicine and law enforcement. She researches ethical and policy challenges in the applications of genomics to human identification in contexts, such as human trafficking, migration, and adoption fraud. Past research explored direct-­to-­consumer genetic testing, pharmacogeneti
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