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Dual Purpose Bioterrorism Investigations in Law Enforcement and Public Health Protection: How to Make Them Work Consistent with the Rule of Law

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dc.contributor.author Sutton, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T16:32:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T16:32:29Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation 6 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 151 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/157
dc.description.abstract The dual efforts of law enforcement and public health personnel are important to the governmental purpose of protecting citizen health and safety. However, while the goal is the same for both investigations, their objectives are different. Public health personnel seek to identify individuals who need to be treated or isolated in order to diagnose and contain the disease. Law enforcement personnel also seek to identify individuals, but for the purposes of determining who can assist in providing information leading to the apprehension of the perpetrator and supplying evidence of a potential crime of bioterrorism. This article reviews the current authorities and commentaries on the dual-purpose investigation of law enforcement and public health personnel in a bioterrorism event. With that background, the article concludes with questionnaires for use in the dual-purpose investigation. It also provides a set of guidelines for reference in planning and carrying out investigations, which can be used as a resource by public health lawyers, health lawyers in general, and law enforcement personnel. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy
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dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject Law enforcement en_US
dc.subject Bioterrorism en_US
dc.subject Disease
dc.subject Expectation of privacy
dc.subject Miranda warnings
dc.title Dual Purpose Bioterrorism Investigations in Law Enforcement and Public Health Protection: How to Make Them Work Consistent with the Rule of Law en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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