Abstract

In Truro, Massachusetts, at the end of 2004, police politely asked all male residents to provide a DNA sample to match with DNA material found at the scene of an unsolved murder. Residents were approached in a non-threatening manner and asked to help solve the crime. This tactic of rounding up all the usual suspects and then some is still rare in the United States for historical, legal, and logistical reasons, but it is becoming more common. The Truro case illustrates expanding trends in surveillance and social control.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1946-0910
Print ISSN
0012-3846
Pages
pp. 36-43
Launched on MUSE
2011-10-05
Open Access
No
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