project . 2014 - 2014 . Closed

Forensic Genetics and Family Relationships.

Wellcome Trust
  • Funder: Wellcome TrustProject code: 102467
  • Funded under: Social Science and Bioethics Funder Contribution: 4,910 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Mar 2014
    End Date
    30 Nov 2014
Description
Research on the role of Familial Searching in support of criminal investigations in order to: describe and evaluate current UK and US deliberations on legal, social and ethical benefits and risks associated with this form of forensic genetic practice; marshall existing data on the uses of familial searching in particular criminal investigations; produce a background paper on these deliberations; and develop a funding bid to undertake further comparative research to map changes in the legislative and regulatory frameworks that govern this emerging practice in different jurisdictions.
Description
Research on the role of Familial Searching in support of criminal investigations in order to: describe and evaluate current UK and US deliberations on legal, social and ethical benefits and risks associated with this form of forensic genetic practice; marshall existing data on the uses of familial searching in particular criminal investigations; produce a background paper on these deliberations; and develop a funding bid to undertake further comparative research to map changes in the legislative and regulatory frameworks that govern this emerging practice in different jurisdictions.
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