Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 14:05

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DNA retention analysis published at last

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 13:38

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Home Office keeps the lid on DNA-retention analysis

The Home Office is refusing to publish a report it commissioned on the retention policy of the DNA database.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 13/06/2011 - 11:19

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More hot air on the DNA database

Nigel Hawkes and Sheila Bird :: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 16:56

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DNA profiles: another police scare story

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

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 12/04/2010 - 11:11

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Still no evidence to justify DNA retention

The argument over the retention of “innocent” DNA profiles has descended to a new low as the election approaches.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 10/03/2010 - 15:44

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Home Affairs Committee on the case of the National DNA Database

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

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 11/02/2010 - 20:00

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Home Office muddle over DNA profiles

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?

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 25/01/2010 - 10:34

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Retention of "innocent" DNA: some figures, but too few

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.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 06/01/2010 - 16:17

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DNA database has only a modest impact on crime clear-up

The DNA database is involved in solving only 0.67 per cent of crimes, the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee were told yesterday.