Past Event

Racial Profiling and Genetic Privacy

***POSTPONED: Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until further notice.***

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

The continued use of racial profiling by law enforcement agencies continues to raise questions about both its effectiveness as an investigative tool; as well as the boundaries it tests with respect to civil liberties. At a time when technological advances make it possible for investigators to profile a suspect not just based on race, but on his or her very DNA, racial profiling and genetic privacy are two related issues that together present a singular problem for policy makers: How do we reconcile our desire for effective law enforcement with maintaining criminal investigation protocols that respect the rights of citizens?

With keynote remarks by the Honorable John Conyers (D-MI) and the release of a paper on racial profiling and genetic privacy by visiting fellow Michael Boylan, this expert panel will address the many questions raised by racial profiling.