Baylor Law Review, TexSupp
This essay discusses the increasingly popular police practice of covertly collecting DNA samples from people who inadvertently leave saliva, hair or other biological matter in public places. The essay contends that although the United States Supreme Court has yet to decide whether the practice is constitutional, well-established Fourth Amendment principles of “abandonment” supply the necessary framework to permit the practice and simultaneously protect citizen privacy.
Wilson, Melanie, "DNA -- Intimate Information or Trash for Public Consumption?" (2008). UTK Law Faculty Publications. 513.