William Seltzer and Margo Anderson, "The Dark Side of Numbers: The Role of Population Data Systems in Human Rights Abuses," Social Research, Summer 2001, Vol. 68, No.2, pp. 481-513.

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Abstract: The paper explores the role of population data and population data systems in documenting, investigating, and prosecuting human rights abuses throughout the world. Evidence on the misuse or attempted misuse of population data systems to bring harm to vulnerable populations; Potential factors leading to misuses or attempted misuses; Types of safeguards that help to deter future misuses.