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Guest Host: Korva Coleman
Some Maryland lawmakers and activists are alarmed by moves to expand the collection of DNA samples to people charged — but not necessarily convicted– of violent crimes. But experts say the state’s new initiative is part of a broader trend of expanding databases and new forensic technology. We discuss the promises– and potential hazards– of this new field.
- Jeffrey Rosen Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic
- Carol Henderson Director, National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law; Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law; President, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
- Peter Marone Director, Department of Forensic Science, Commonwealth of Virginia
- John McCarthy State's Attorney, Montgomery County, Maryland (D)
- Stephen B. Mercer Defense attorney in private practice, and an Adjunct Professor at the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia
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