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Title: Patterns of exchange of forensic DNA data in the European Union through the Prüm system
Authors: Santos, Filipe 
Machado, Helena 
Keywords: Prüm; Cross-border; European Union; DNA; Databases
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/648608/EU 
IF/00829/2013 
Serial title, monograph or event: Science & Justice
Volume: 57
Issue: 4
Abstract: This paper presents a study of the 5-year operation (2011–2015) of the transnational exchange of forensic DNA data between Member States of the European Union (EU) for the purpose of combating cross-border crime and terrorism within the so-called Prüm system. This first systematisation of the full official statistical dataset provides an overall assessment of the match figures and patterns of operation of the Prüm system for DNA exchange. These figures and patterns are analysed in terms of the differentiated contributions by participating EU Member States. The data suggest a trend for West and Central European countries to concentrate the majority of Prüm matches, while DNA databases of Eastern European countries tend to contribute with profiles of people that match stains in other countries. In view of the necessary transparency and accountability of the Prüm system, more extensive and informative statistics would be an important contribution to the assessment of its functioning and societal benefits.
Description: Article in press
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/41061
ISSN: 1355-0306
1876-4452
DOI: 10.1016/j.scijus.2017.04.001
Rights: embargoedAccess
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