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Should police have access to genetic genealogy databases? Capturing the Golden State Killer and other criminals using a controversial new forensic technique

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Percent of respondents favoring police access to information for specific investigative purposes.

Investigative purposes are categorized as (a) Violent = to identify perpetrators of violent crimes (for example, rape, murder, arson, or kidnapping); (b) Non-Violent = to identify perpetrators of nonviolent crimes (for example, car theft or drug possession); (c) Children = to identify perpetrators of crimes against children (for example, child abuse); and (d) Missing Persons = to identify missing persons.

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