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Improving the DNA identification act in South Korea

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Frame of Image  database, after the Act on Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information (hereby after, “DNA Identification Act”) was legislated. The DNA Identification Act was enacted in January 2010, and started to be enforced in July 2010. This Act justifies collecting DNA evidences and loading it to the database for the purpose of crime investigation, crime prevention and protection of benefits and interests of citizens. The DNA Identification Act aims at preventing second conviction in the future, and it enables collection and analysis of DNA samples from detained suspects or prisoners, and it allows DNA identification information acquired from this procedure to be retained in the database which is managed by the Prosecution and the Police. Therefore, if crimes are committed in the future, it is expected to arrest criminals in an efficient manner based on DNA identification information that is already obtained.
However, issues of infringement on human rights cannot be neglected, because DNA itself entails a lot of information regarding individuals, and the DNA Identification Act enables to collect one’s DNA information on the premise of potential crimes that might be committed in the future rather than pertinent crimes. Actually, the fact that the DNA Identification Act had to go through long period of legislation procedure over 15 years was largely caused by this issue.
And in June 2011, in Korea the constitutional appeal was filed to the DNA Identification Act on the grounds o


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Title Improving the DNA identification act in South Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Choi, Minyoung

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Seoul:Korean Institute of Criminology

Date 2012
Series Title; No Research Report Series / 12-B-11-01
Pages 101
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Government and Law < Laws and Legislation
Holding Korean Institute of Criminology