Under the Registration of Criminals Act (Cap. 268) (‘RCA’), the Police keep records in the Register of Criminals of persons convicted of any crime specified in the First and Second Schedules of the Act. These include personal particulars such as the photograph, finger impressions and conviction records. This is a record for life which is also used by the courts when sentencing repeat offenders. The RCA allows record of a conviction for a less serious crime to be considered as spent if the person stays clean after a specified period in order to aid their re-integration into society.