This set of activities has been developed to teach students to think about how fingerprints and DNA profiles are used to investigate crime and the ethical issues that arise from the storage of bioinformation on national databases.
Lesson plan and resources: The forensic use of bioinformation (PDF, 33 pages)
Introduction and quiz: The forensic use of bioinformation (PPT, 17 slides)
Fact file: DNA and fingerprints (Word 2 pages)
Storage or DNA and fingerprint information – Law and practice
- Summary of European Court judgements (Word, 2 pages)
- Summary of rights and freedoms (Word, 2 pages)
- DNA database legal summary (Word, 1 page)
Lesson activity: Bioinformation statement card (Word, 1 page)
Case studies: National DNA database (Word, 3 pages)
Find out more about the Council’s work on bioinformation.