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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?