A Rights-based Analysis of DNA Retention: "Non-conviction" Databases and the Liberal State

Liz Campbell

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Abstract

Discusses the human and civil rights implications of the retention of DNA samples, in particular in cases where taken from suspects who remain unconvicted. Considers whether the retention of the samples of innocent individuals is open to challenge by way of the right to privacy, the presumption of innocence or the right not to be stigmatised. Compares the position to retention adopted under English, Scottish, European Court of Human Rights and US law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-905
Number of pages17
JournalCriminal Law Review
Volume[2010]
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • DNA Samples
  • Good character
  • Presumption of innocence
  • Privacy
  • Retention

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