Task: Provide a description of the psychological study of Research's Impact on Public Policy and Law. Explain how the results might contribute to new or better public policy or law, if implemented.
As you offer a brief description of a psychological study that depicts forensic research's impact on public policy or law, the current issue of police and governmental practices of collecting civilians' DNA is causing blatant concerns about civil rights infringements. These concerns are leading to public policy and law controversies, as depicted in this APA cited article:
Murphy, E. (2013). THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOUR DNA. Scientific American, 308(3), 72-77.
Because police are collecting DNA from individuals charged with nonviolent crimes, the article explores "...how the U.S. Supreme Court can adjudicate the legality of collecting genetic samples from arrested individuals." Laws to protect individual genetic privacy are a hot topic presently. Murphy insists on changes in public policy since, "For more than 200 years we have required the police to get a warrant when officers wish to search or seize evidence from individuals in connection with a crime; DNA evidence should be no different. The ...
200 words of notes and a reference are given to briefly explore the present governmental practices of collecting civilians' DNA and what it might mean for legal and public policy changes in America.