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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 24/11/2009 - 16:31

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Nicking suspects for their DNA

People are being arrested simply so that their DNA profiles can be recorded on the national database, according to the Chairman of the Human Genetics Commission, Professor Jonathan Montgomery.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 16/11/2009 - 18:05

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Deductions from the DNA database

The Home Office maintains that retaining the DNA profiles of innocent people on the DNA database increases the chances of solving future crimes. But what’s the evidence for this?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 11/11/2009 - 15:09

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Home Secretary ignores his advisers again

Did the Home Office ignore the advice of its own advisers over the retention of DNA profiles on the national database?

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 23/10/2009 - 16:08

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Home Office concedes defeat on DNA proposals

This week the Government climbed down over its proposals to hold the DNA profiles of innocent people on its database for between six and 12 years.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 20/08/2009 - 10:24

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DNA: just how exceptional do you have to be?

Damian Green MP has won his appeal to have his DNA profile removed from the national database. His was "an exceptional case", apparently.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 15/06/2009 - 23:00

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The DNA database: innocent or guilty, what's the difference?

 The Home Office has published a consultation paper on its plans for retaining DNA profiles of individuals arrested for crimes but not convicted.