DNA of Children

By the end of 2005 the goverment has detained over 24,000 DNA profiles juveniles who have been convicted of no crime. In total there are 750,000 samples of young people (17 or under in this case) on the database.

This database will continue to expand and includes people who are arrested and charged, arrested under as  a mistaken identify, and released shortly afterwards, witnesses, and people who’s DNA is collated as part of sweep of a large area for elimination purposes- typically used when there is a major investigation, e.g murder of child or the like, when the police are tying to ID an offender in an area. Historically once a suspect had been identified all the other residents DNA profiles would be wiped, however nowadays all DNA collected is stored regardless of conviction, or even suspicion, of person providing it.

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