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Saturday, November 04, 2006

What is The National DNA Database®?

The National DNA Database® (NDNAD) is an intelligence database. It was set up in 1995, following amendments to the Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984 by the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. This allowed buccal (mouth) scrapes, criminal justice samples, or rooted hairs, to be obtained for DNA analysis in broadly the same circumstances as fingerprints. The information derived from these can be searched against records held by or on behalf of the police.

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