Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Children on NDNAD

The other story this morning is on DNA retention: the Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a consultation to gather views on the National DNA Database which you can access here.

Our particular worry is the number of unconvicted children on the database. As we mentioned on Monday, figures from the Home Office and Youth Justice Board indicate that last year around 50,000 children were arrested but no further action was taken. Another 100,000 were given reprimands and warnings - which are not a finding of guilt in law.

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