Gaughran vs the UK and public acceptability of forensic biometrics retention

Amankwaa, Aaron and Mccartney, Carole (2020) Gaughran vs the UK and public acceptability of forensic biometrics retention. Science & Justice, 60 (3). pp. 204-205. ISSN 1355-0306

[img] Text
SCIJUS_Manuscript.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 7 April 2021.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 4.0.

Download (421kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2020.04.001

Abstract

This commentary provides a response to the European Court of Human Rights ruling in the case of Gaughran vs the United Kingdom on 13 February 2020. The Court ruled that the indefinite retention of DNA, fingerprints and facial images from all convicted adults was disproportionate. Using data from a survey on public attitudes, we examine the public acceptability of the police retention of forensic biometrics from the population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic biometrics, Forensic databases, Retention, Privacy, Public security, Public attitudes
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 11:31
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 09:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42881

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics