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  • Letters: Trivial arrests
    Monday, 21 May 2007

    However, the reality is no trivial matter. The act of arrest leads to the forced collection of a sample of DNA from the child and also fingerprints. These are entered into the police database and will remain there for the life of the individual, perh...

  • Leading Article: A pernicious legacy of surveillance
    Monday, 21 May 2007

    What makes these interventions all the more striking is that the police are usually champions of these sorts of high-technology surveillance systems. And in the past the police have lobbied for innovations such as ID cards and 90-day detention for te...

  • Rowan Pelling: Flattery will get you everywhere
    Sunday, 20 May 2007

    I wasn't singled out for his largesse. He was blessedly egalitarian in the spreading of his accolades. No woman, however young or old, however thin or portly, whether familiar or a total stranger, was immune from his free-ranging tributes. "Your eyes...

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