Of weighty reasons and indiscriminate blankets: The retention of DNA for forensic purposes

McCartney, Carole (2012) Of weighty reasons and indiscriminate blankets: The retention of DNA for forensic purposes. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51 (3). 245 -260. ISSN 0265-5527

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2012.00717.x

Abstract

This article explores the fallout from the decision in S & Marper v. UK (2008), where the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), in ruling that the UK’s DNA retention regime breached human rights, was ‘struck by the blanket and indiscriminate nature’ of the power to retain DNA and stated that the UK government required ‘weighty reasons’ to justify the retention of DNA in cases of unconvicted individuals. Since the ruling, successive UK governments have drafted new retention regimes but serious doubts remain as to whether the issue of DNA retention has been satisfactorily resolved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forensic DNA, human rights, national DNA Database
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Carole Mccartney
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 08:01
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 13:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13877

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