Identity, Mass Fatality and Forensic Genetics

Williams, Robin and Wienroth, Matthias (2014) Identity, Mass Fatality and Forensic Genetics. New Genetics & Society, 33 (3). pp. 257-276. ISSN 1463-6778

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Abstract

This paper locates the use of DNA profiling within the contemporary Disaster Response apparatus as an instance of the contemporary biometric identity regime. It considers why and how DNA profiling and profile matching, first developed to support criminal justice aims, has been adopted for disaster victim identification. The increasingly obligatory status of this identification technology in contemporary society.is also discussed, as is the effect of its use on the status of prior philosophical assertions about the nature of personal identity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity, mass fatality, forensic genetics, adoption space, apparatus
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Matthias Wienroth
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 08:34
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16766

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