Briefing paper

DNA testing and criminal justice

Crime Criminal justice Australia
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The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the current debate in NSW about extending police powers to take forensic samples for DNA testing.

This debate has intensified over the past few months, due in part to the announcements made by the Police Minister, Hon Paul Whelan MP and the reported comments of the NSW Police Commissioner, Mr Peter Ryan, foreshadowing legislative change of one sort or another in this area.

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