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WHy isn't there any academic literature/studies on DNA database accuracy?

  • Mina
    Mina

    WHy isn’t there any academic literature/studies on DNA database accuracy?

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    Reclaim Your DNA
    Reclaim Your DNA

    There is and the ‘Economist’ reported on this in an article titled Ignorance is bliss
    http://www.economist.com/node/21543121 It starts: AS ALL fans of crime fiction know, DNA is the gold standard of forensic science. Or is it? Itiel Dror, a cognitive psychologist at University College, London, thinks this doctrine of infallibility needs to be questioned.

    Marcus Lasance There is an excellent discussion going on at the bottom of this excellent Telegraph article

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9115916/The-case-against-DNA.html

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    Stanley
    Stanley

    Most governments use the US COdis system, the US gov has never allowed any independent studies or research to be done on its database, Ever. Even as expansion goes on know one knows how well these databases are performing.

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    Robert
    Robert

    There has been a bill introduced in Congress to require review of all forensic methods in the US to determine consistency and scientific accuracy.

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    Patrick
    Patrick

    Governments are the main funders of studies and their interest is in pushing for studies that support expansion-period. Private companies dont even do studies they just manipulate information for their own ends

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    Kozi
    Kozi

    All you have to do to sell a database these days is give a couple of anecdotal stories and let law enforcement line up behind it. Theres no educated electorate and no public airing

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    Merris
    Merris

    Wheres the constituency for it? All the money and academic interest and gov interest is behind making these databases more “effective”-how can technoloigy fix all the issues government, police society cant?

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    Shelby
    Shelby

    Universities have been taken over by corporate interests-they direct the research focus no.

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    Kyra
    Kyra

    Who would fund it is right? Governments with interests in getting more citizens DNA? Universitites reliant on private and goverment support??

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    Antoine
    Antoine

    There should be an ethical funding reuqirement for database expansion to study these issues

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    Warren
    Warren

    Youd think a country investing in millions in equipment and training for a program would undertake an independent study of its validity and whether it provides the value that proponents claim. But no, lets hold hearings where proponents make unsubstnatiated claims and call that thoroughness.

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    jeeg

    You can’t do studies without access and governments won’t give independent researchers access to data. They offer piecemeal , biased reports without any raw data for review

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    Tito
    Tito

    Legislatures should require data be regularly supplied in their database enabling legislation

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    June
    June

    Acess to data-whats the incentive for governments and police to allow theur policies to be studies. Without public pressure to do so theyre more than happy to throw around suspect numbers to support their expansionist surveillance projects.

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    Mayra
    Mayra

    Whos going to fund it? Governments only have an interest in expanding their databases.

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