The Home Office is refusing to publish a report it commissioned on the retention policy of the DNA database.
On Monday, senior policemen giving evidence to the House of Commons Committee examining the Protection of Freedoms Bill said that 1,000 crimes a year would go undete
The argument over the retention of “innocent” DNA profiles has descended to a new low as the election approaches.
The inquiry into the National DNA Database by the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, which was published on Monday, comes after much of the ‘inquiring’ - including by
Just how far will the Home Office go to justify the retention of DNA profiles from people arrested but not found guilty of any crime?
The Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, has opened up a little bit on the successful use of "innocent" DNA profiles to achieve subsequent convictions for serious crimes.
The DNA database is involved in solving only 0.67 per cent of crimes, the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee were told yesterday.