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Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019

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(1)In this Chapter, the following expressions have the meanings given in this section.

(2)“Relevant physical data” means any—

(a)fingerprint,

(b)palm print,

(c)print or impression, other than those mentioned in paragraph (a) and (b), of an external part of the body,

(d)record of a person’s skin on an external part of the body created by an approved device,

(e)dental impression,

(f)photograph of a person.

(3)“Relevant sample” means—

(a)a sample of hair, including pubic hair, or other material from an external part of the body taken by means of cutting, combing or plucking,

(b)a sample of nail or other material from a fingernail or toenail or from under any such nail,

(c)a sample of saliva or other material taken by means of swabbing the inside of the mouth,

(d)a sample, other than those mentioned in paragraph (c), of blood or other body fluid, of urine, of body tissue or of other material taken by any means (including by swabbing a bodily orifice other than the mouth).

(4)“Intimate sample” means—

(a)a sample of blood, semen, or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic hair,

(b)a dental impression,

(c)a sample of any material taken by means of swabbing any part of a person’s genitals (including pubic hair) or from a bodily orifice other than the mouth.

(5)In subsection (2)(d), an “approved device” is a device approved by the Scottish Ministers by order under section 18(7B) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 for the purposes of section 18(7A)(d) of that Act.

(6)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations modify the definitions of “relevant physical data”, “relevant sample” and “intimate sample”.

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