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Undertaking forensic procedures with, and databasing DNA from, young offenders: Future directions for human rights protections

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Baker, B and Dwyer, A, Undertaking forensic procedures with, and databasing DNA from, young offenders: Future directions for human rights protections, Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, 5, (1) ISSN 2203-3114 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

Forensic procedures and DNA profiling are commonly used policing techniques employed to solve crimes and prosecute offenders. In more recent times, there has been a focus on the implications of these processes with alleged young offenders. This paper discusses the broader human rights issues for young offenders around these procedures and processes in relation to a specific case study: legislative frameworks in Queensland, Australia. First, the paper overviews what forensic procedures and DNA databases are defined generally and the types of information that can be gleaned from DNA collected through forensic procedures and subsequently databased. Second, the paper analyses Queensland legislative frameworks in terms of human rights issues raised by conducting forensic procedures and DNA databasing with alleged young offenders. The paper concludes by considering possible future directions around forensic procedures and DNA databasing with alleged young offenders with reference to existing legislative frameworks.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:young offenders, forensic procedures, DNA, databasing, human rights
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Law Enforcement
Author:Dwyer, A (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:120297
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-20
Last Modified:2017-09-14
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