Paternity determination : techniques and procedures to establish the paternity of children born out of wedlock : condensed report.

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Page Count
45
Year Published
1977
Author (Organization)
University of Southern California. Center for Health Services Research.
Resource Type
Report
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
This federally funded report discusses techniques for establishing the paternity of children born out of wedlock. It begins with a review of statistics on illegitimate births in the United States and legislative efforts to enforce child support obligations. Chapter 2 describes the five critical steps in paternity case processing systems: allegation, location, confrontation, verification, and adjudication of paternity. Examples of the techniques used by four different jurisdictions use to establish paternity are then provided. Chapters 3 and 4 review the effectiveness of blood testing and polygraph testing for establishing paternity, and report the results of a survey of judges that investigated the kinds of blood tests results admitted by the judiciary. The final chapter discusses the utilization of uniform acts by States to determine paternity. 6 tables, 4 exhibits, and 72 references.

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