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suspect

A person identified as possibly having an interest in buying, but who has not yet been contacted or has not yet given any evidence of interest. Contrast with a prospect, who has indicated some interest in buying and who appears to have the desire and the ability to purchase.

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Justice spokesman Paul Martin said Labour backed keeping samples from all crime suspects - whether or not they had been convicted.
THE Crown Prosecution Service admitted today that it failed to run checks on 2,000 foreign crime suspects for more than a year after it was sent their DNA profiles by an overseas police force.
Criticizing a federal court decision they fear could exacerbate the homeless problem downtown, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Councilwoman Jan Perry vowed Monday that police will continue to arrest crime suspects on Skid Row.
The dismissals appeared to be aimed at removing those likely to use their police, financial or political powers to help war crime suspects.
ABOUT 500 police officers took part in raids early this morning in London, targeting organised crime suspects.
Other studies, which have not controlled for the amount of detail in eyewitnesses' verbal descriptions, have generally concluded that one-at-a-time presentations of crime suspects yield more accurate recall than all-at-once inspections.
Faced with a rise in street crime, such as purse snatching, Osaka prefectural police have decided to open an e-mail account to receive messages with photos of crime suspects taken by mobile phones.
The software may also be used as a tool to help law enforcement identify crime suspects.
FAR from being pedantic, Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones must be struggling to find something constructive to do if he has to seek a photo opportunity to latch on to the launch of a brilliant initiative by West Midlands Police of hi-tech mobile fingerprint scanners which help officers to ID crime suspects in seconds.
He added: "We should retain the DNA and fingerprints of all crime suspects to help convict the guilty and acquit the innocent.
THE Crown Prosecution Service admitted it failed to run checks on 2,000 foreign crime suspects for more than a year after it was sent their DNA profiles by an overseas police force.
The First Minister said he would consider Labour plans to let police keep DNA evidence from all crime suspects.

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