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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 5 MT08

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 5 MT08
Start Date 10th Nov 2008 4:30pm
End Date 10th Nov 2008 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours
Description

Michael Boylan (Marymount) 'Racial Profiling and Genetic Privacy' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage

Abstract

This essay begins with a current case involving racial profiling and DNA testing. The two combine to raise some troubling issues involving the use of each in police investigation. It is argued that racial profiling is unethical and ought to be avoided and that DNA testing on general populations of innocent people is fraught with dangers. A version of this essay that was presented to the U.S. Congress and was partly responsible for a pending piece of legislation can be found at: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/07/racial_profiling.html

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