WASHINGTON POST: ICE put a 17-year-old asylum seeker in an adult jail. His lawyers blame a ‘junk-science’ dental exam.

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Release date: 4/10/2019

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However, the research behind the science has been based on studies of “ethnically homogenous populations,” according to a 2009 DHS audit, and the development of bone and teeth can be affected by biological variations, cultural differences and other factors — most notably, abuse and torture. Iain Pretty, a professor of public health dentistry at the University of Manchester, called the process a “minefield” because of a lack of science and the ethical concerns it raises.

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TitleICE put a 17-year-old asylum seeker in an adult jail. His lawyers blame a ‘junk-science’ dental exam.
Media name/outletWashington Post
CountryUnited States
Date4/10/19
DescriptionHowever, the research behind the science has been based on studies of “ethnically homogenous populations,” according to a 2009 DHS audit, and the development of bone and teeth can be affected by biological variations, cultural differences and other factors — most notably, abuse and torture. Iain Pretty, a professor of public health dentistry at the University of Manchester, called the process a “minefield” because of a lack of science and the ethical concerns it raises.
URLhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/04/ice-asylum-seeker-dental-exam-adult-jail/
PersonsIain Pretty