Machado H, Cunha MI, Miranda D & Santos F (2011) Stained Bodies - Prisoners’ perceptions of the DNA database for criminal investigation purposes and their perspectives of social reintegration. Report presented to the Portuguese Prison Services. Universidade do Minho. http://dnadatabase.ces.uc.pt/list_documents.php (Study of the prisoners perspective.pdf).
First paragraph: Following international trends regarding the use of genetics for criminal investigation purposes and strategies for the identification, prevention and deterrence of criminal activities, a DNA database was created in Portugal for criminal and civil identification purposes, in accordance with Law 5/2008 of 12 February.