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The Police DNA Database

An indispensable means to fighting crime?
A threat to civil liberties?


Advances in DNA technology has revolutionised the way the police can protect the public. The creation of a Police DNA Database has helped them to identify offenders and secure convictions such as in the case of Sarah Payne. Crimes which had previously been unsolved for several years have now been solved.

At present, a DNA sample is taken at a person's arrest and the information is kept indefinitely - even if the person is not found guilty of the offence.

There are now calls for the DNA Database to be expanded to include everyone living and visiting the UK.

What do YOU think?


Speaker(s):

Paul Bryant | talks
Prof Steve Bain | talks

 

Date and Time:

15 November 2007 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre (The Tube)
Harbour Drive
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 4PA
02920 463833
http://www.cardiffharbour.com/learning/visitor.htm
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Organised by:

Wales Gene Park
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Contact Claudine Anderson on AndersonCN@cardiff.ac.uk or 02920 475475 extn 253.

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