Forensic DNA analysis and database governance in Ghana

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

8 Downloads (Pure)


There is limited information about forensic DNA profiling and databasing in Africa. According to the INTERPOL global DNA profiling survey results (2019), 11 out of 53 African countries responded ‘yes’ to the question of whether they deployed DNA profiling (INTERPOL, 2019). Seven of these countries had also set up a DNA database, and two reported that such a database was planned. Twelve other countries responded to the survey but did not authorise the public release of the information provided. This chapter narrates developments in Ghana, one of the 11 African countries that have commenced using DNA profiling in their criminal justice system, but not without critical challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw, Practice and Politics of Forensic DNA Profiling
Subtitle of host publicationForensic Genetics and their Technolegal Worlds
EditorsVictor Toom, Matthias Wienroth, Amade M’charek
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429322358
ISBN (Print)9781032385280, 9780367338497
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2022


Dive into the research topics of 'Forensic DNA analysis and database governance in Ghana'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this