Forensic DNA analysis and database governance in Ghana

Amankwaa, Aaron and Addo, Judith Amankwa (2022) Forensic DNA analysis and database governance in Ghana. In: Law, Practice and Politics of Forensic DNA Profiling: Forensic Genetics and their Technolegal Worlds. Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 56-71. ISBN 9781032385280, 9780367338497, 9780429322358

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There is limited information about forensic DNA profiling and databasing in Africa. According to the INTERPOL global DNA profiling survey results (2019), 11 out of 53 African countries responded ‘yes’ to the question of whether they deployed DNA profiling (INTERPOL, 2019). Seven of these countries had also set up a DNA database, and two reported that such a database was planned. Twelve other countries responded to the survey but did not authorise the public release of the information provided. This chapter narrates developments in Ghana, one of the 11 African countries that have commenced using DNA profiling in their criminal justice system, but not without critical challenges.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2023 10:28
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2023 03:30

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