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DNA and Forensic Evidence

Double HelixForensic evidence such as DNA and fingerprints, provides a powerful tool in the investigation and prosecution of crime in Scotland.

The public must feel confident that the laws governing getting and keeping DNA and fingerprint data are proportionate and that suitable procedures are in place to manage this data.

These webpages provide information on the subject of forensic data, the laws surrounding it and the benefits it can bring to the detection and prevention of crime in Scotland.