School of Law, University of Minho| Braga, 12-14 November 2018
In the last few years, there has been an expansion of the possibilities offered by human identification provided by forensic genetics, based on the expansion of DNA databases for criminal and civil identification, and technological innovation building on forensic DNA phenotyping and forensic genetic massive parallel sequencing. Research in social studies and beyond has begun to explore the development and implementation of such emerging technologies; related societal, scientific, legal, and ethical controversies.
One of the goals of the EU’s Horizon 2020 program is to expand and strengthen the role of forensic science with and for society, in particular regarding its applications in different domains: security and crime control, identification in humanitarian disasters, and in the criminal justice system. This three-day conference aims to bring together and put into dialogue professionals and academics working in these different fields.
The conference is organized by the EXCHANGE project, funded by the European Research Council, in collaboration with the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov) – JusLab.
The conference participation is free of charge.
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