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Acquisition and retention of DNA and fingerprint data in Scotland

Fraser, J. and , Scottish Government (Funder) (2009) Acquisition and retention of DNA and fingerprint data in Scotland. [Report]

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Abstract

This review examines the current legislation and practices in relation to the acquisition and retention of fingerprint and DNA data in Scotland. Three main issues were under consideration: given that law and practice in relation to DNA and fingerprints differs, should these be brought into line? For those who have criminal proceedings initiated against them for relevant sexual or violent offences but are not convicted; is the current regime for temporary retention of samples appropriate and effective? In relation to individuals who are dealt with by Children's Hearings for relevant sexual or violent offences, is the current law (which does not provide for the sampling or retention of forensic data) appropriate?

Item type: Report
ID code: 18671
Keywords: dna, fingerprints, dna databases, forensic science, Scotland, Genetics, Science (General), Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine , Criminal justice administration, Law (General)
Subjects: Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Scotland
Science > Natural history > Genetics
Science > Science (General)
Law > Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Criminal justice administration
Law > Law (General)
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
Depositing user: Ms Lorraine Stewart
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 08:43
Last modified: 21 May 2015 20:39
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18671

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