(Thursday 2nd of March 2017)
ADN de condenados a 3 e mais anos de prisão entra de imediato na base de dados

Governo quer alterar lei dos registos para identificação civil e criminal. Peritos querem a inserção automática de perfis em penas de prisão 3 e mais anos e amostras não identificadas (Read more)

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  • Helena Machado hmachado@ics.uminho.pt
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    Helena Machado who has a Ph.D. in Sociology, is Associate Professor, with Agrégation, at the Department of Sociology at the University of Minho. She is a member of the Research Centre for the Social Sciences and the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra.
    Her research interests focus on the sociology of forensic genetics and the relationship between justice, media and citizenship. Helena Machado has coordinated several research projects in these areas, with the support of the Foundation for Science and Technology. She is also a member of the European Living in Surveillance Societies project and has been developing pioneer research into the political and social impacts of the creation of a forensic DNA database in Portugal.

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  • Helena Moniz hmoniz@fd.uc.ptHelena Moniz, who has a Ph.D. in Juridical-Criminal Sciences, is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Coimbra. She is a member of the board and researcher at the Centre for Biomedical Law. Her research interests are penal law, penal procedure law and medical penal law. She has been involved in several European research projects investigating the protection of medical and genetic data (http://www.privireal.org/ — from 2003 to 2005 — and http://www.privileged.group.shef.ac.uk/ — from 2007 to 2009). Helena Moniz was a member of the committee which drafted the bill that provided the basis for Law 5/2008 of 12 February and established the principles for the creation and maintenance of the Portuguese forensic DNA database. She is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of the national DNA database.

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  • Susana Costa susanacosta@ces.uc.ptSusana Costa is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and a member of the Research Group on Studies on Science, Economy and Society (NECES).  She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology awarded by the University of Coimbra for her thesis on DNA testing in paternity suits. Her research interests have focused on the relationship between science and law, including an ethnographic study in a forensic laboratory. She is currently developing a study on the evolution of the uses of DNA technology in criminal investigation, involving a comparative approach to Portugal and the United Kingdom.

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  • Adriana Silva rosasilva@ces.uc.ptAdriana Silva has a Masters degree in Sociology awarded by the Department of Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho. She is junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Minho. She is a grant holder in the project “Forensic DNA databases in Portugal - contemporary issues in ethics, practices and policy” hosted at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. Her research interests are focused on deviance and crime.