GENETICS & THE LAW
GENETICS & THE LAW PHG 523
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Date Created: 09/09/15
Genetics and the Law Study Questions for March 2 and 9 What are the legal standards of admissibility for scienti c evidence and why is this pertinent to use of genetics in the courtroom When can law enforcement obtain a DNA sample and what are the constitutional issues that arise Why do people convicted of a crime or imprisoned have less opportunity to successfully refuse to provide a DNA sample What constitutes a special needs exception What are the main concerns about DNA Databanks How might these concerns be ameliorated In general In the context of law enforcement In the context of the military In the context of criminal law there has been interest in whether genetics can provide a defendant with a credible af rmative defense that because of genetic disease the defendant is less criminally culpable for the crime How did this play out in Millard v Maryland In Kansas v Hendricks what are the facts legal issues and holding of the court Note 3 on page 589 discusses the issue of preemptive incarceration when the individual is known to have a dangerous propensity or theoretically an uncontrollable genetic trait The question asks whether such preemptive incarceration could constitute cruel and unusual punishment were the disorder due to genetics If you answer no how do you escape slipping down the slope to eugenics If you say yes how do you justify the commitment of Hendricks Carlson v Wackenhut Corp Bryson v Pillsbury and Wintz v Northrup Corpare all civil law cases What are the fact and legal issues in each and how does genetics arguably play a role Should defendents be able to Adiscover the genetic makeup of the plaintiff if it is arguably relevant What limits should be placed on such discovery
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