Who needs special needs? On the constitutionality of collecting DNA and other biometric data from arrestees

D. H. Kaye

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Abstract

Several commentators have argued that the police practice of taking DNA samples during custodial arrests is an unconstitutional search and seizure. This article proposes a "biometric identification exception" to the warrant and probable-cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment that would encompass certain systems of DNA sampling on arrest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-198
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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