Archive for the 'forensic science' Category

Canterbury rapist jailed after cold case DNA probe – BBC News

“A Lancashire man has been jailed for life for a rape in Canterbury more than 20 years ago after latest scientific techniques helped to find a DNA match.”

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BBC News, 14th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Forensics cut will be ‘disastrous’ for victims of injustice – The Guardian

“Miscarriages of justice will not be corrected and public confidence in the criminal justice system will be damaged if proposed changes to the forensic science service go ahead, according to Richard Foster, chairman of the criminal cases review commission.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Courts ‘will reject test secrecy’ – BBC News

“There is a serious mismatch between the government’s aim to commercialise forensic science and the requirement of courts for openness, according to a top forensic expert.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judgment reserved in murder appeal as forensic evidence divides experts – The Guardian

“Scientists split over fibres that prosecution says links jailed office worker to home of widow killed during break-in.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Forensic expert witnesses should be accredited, warns judge – Law Society’s Gazette

“A lack of accreditation of expert witnesses means that anyone with a scientific background and sufficient ‘brass neck’ could set themselves up as a forensic science expert and mislead the court, a Court of Appeal judge has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New evidence may clear postman of sex attack after 14 years in jail – The Guardian

“Lawyer for Victor Nealon says crucial forensic evidence was left untested as surgeon insists wrong man was convicted.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rapist jailed for 1987 sex attack in east London – BBC News

“A sex attacker caught after a cold case review has been jailed for 10 years.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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