Police should not take DNA samples from all arrestees

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Police should not take DNA samples from all arrestees Civil libertarians see grave dangers in the mass DNA testing of all arrestees and put forth these  arguments in support of their position. 1. Expanding the scope of DNA typing to include all arrestees rather than just felons  would make it likely that such typing would eventually be broadened to include everyone.  This argument is based on the premise that the insurance industry, corporate employers,  politicians, and government bureaucrats will press for mass DNA typing for their own  benefits or the good of society. 2. The analogical argument comparing fingerprints to DNA is flawed. Whereas  fingerprints can't be used for any purpose other than identification, DNA samples can be  misused in a variety of ways. The threat of genetic discrimination based on DNA banking is  real. Genetic discrimination is the use of genetic information derived from tests to classify 
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course CJ 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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