Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

The Economics of Fighting Crime with D-N-A

New study shows that a certain aspect of D-N-A use could both help stop crime, and save taxpayers money.

Jennifer L. Doleac, Ph.D. - Economics and Public Policy researcher.  Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia.  Author of the Batten School working paper The Effects of DNA Databases on Crime (January, 2013).

Additional Contributor:
Bradford C. Jenkins, M.S. - DNA specialist and Biology Program Manager at the Virginia Department of Forensic Science

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