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

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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

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