An indispensible means to fighting crime? A threat to civil liberties?
Advances in DNA technology have 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 been previously unsolved for several years have now been solved.
At present, a DNA sample is taken at a person’s arrest. However, the Home Office has recently announced that even if a person is not found guilty, their information will be held on the Database for a number of years. Some people believe that information from innocents should not be held on the Database. Others call for the DNA Database to include everyone living or visiting the UK. What do you think?
Have your say at the Science Cafe Swansea.
When?: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 7.30pm Where? The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea
Speaker: Prof Steve Bain, Swansea University
This event is FREE. For more information contact Claudine Anderson
Public Engagement Officer at The Wales Gene Park Tel: 02920 475475