An Act respecting the identification of criminals
Marginal note:Short title
- R.S., c. I-1, s. 1
Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty
1.1 This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.
- 1992, c. 47, s. 73
Identification of Criminals
Marginal note:Fingerprints and photographs
2 (1) The following persons may be fingerprinted or photographed or subjected to such other measurements, processes and operations having the object of identifying persons as are approved by order of the Governor in Council:
(a) any person who is in lawful custody charged with or convicted of
(b) any person who has been apprehended under the Extradition Act;
(c) any person alleged to have committed an indictable offence, other than
(i) an offence that is designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act in respect of which the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, has made an election under section 50 of that Act, who is required under subsection 501(3) or 509(5) of the Criminal Code to appear for the purposes of this Act by an appearance notice, promise to appear, recognizance or summons; or
(ii) an offence in respect of which proceedings were commenced by a peace officer under section 51 of the Cannabis Act;
(d) any person who is in lawful custody pursuant to section 83.3 of the Criminal Code.
Marginal note:Use of force
(2) Such force may be used as is necessary to the effectual carrying out and application of the measurements, processes and operations described under subsection (1).
(3) The results of the measurements, processes and operations to which a person has been subjected pursuant to subsection (1) may be published for the purpose of affording information to officers and others engaged in the execution or administration of the law.
- R.S., 1985, c. I-1, s. 2
- 1992, c. 47, s. 74
- 1996, c. 7, s. 39
- 1999, c. 18, s. 88
- 2001, c. 41, ss. 23.1, 35
- 2018, c. 16, s. 166
Marginal note:No liability for acting under Act
3 No liability, civil or criminal, for anything lawfully done under this Act shall be incurred by any person
(a) having custody of a person described in subsection 2(1);
(b) acting in the aid or under the direction of a person having such custody; or
(c) concerned in the publication of results under subsection 2(3).
- R.S., 1985, c. I-1, s. 3
- 1992, c. 47, s. 75
Destruction of Fingerprints and Photographs
Marginal note:Destruction of fingerprints and photographs
4 Where a person charged with an offence that is designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act is fingerprinted or photographed and the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, makes an election under section 50 of that Act, the fingerprints or photographs shall be destroyed.
- 1992, c. 47, s. 76
- 1996, c. 7, s. 40
Marginal note:Destruction of fingerprints and photographs – Cannabis Act
5 If a person charged with an offence referred to in any of paragraphs 51(2)(a) to (j) of the Cannabis Act is fingerprinted or photographed and the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, makes an election under section 58 of that Act, the fingerprints or photographs shall be destroyed.
- 2018, c. 16, s. 167
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