Folder 9 - Public Attitudes to DNA Profiling and Databasing

The final folder in the collection provides readers with details of the few existing studies of public attitudes to forensic DNA profiling and databasing. Whilst assertions of public attitudes (and public confidence) in forensic DNA profiling and databasing are commonly found in the ethical, legal and social literature contained in earlier folders, empirical knowledge of such attitudes remain sparse. The publications included indicate what is known as well as how much work remains before we have robust information about this elusive and constantly shifting matter. Readers of this folder may also note that we have included papers which have described the attitudes of offenders to DNA profiling and databasing as a particular kind of ‘public’.

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