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Digital forensics – an unusual alibi

An unusual source of digital data was used recently to corroborate the defendant’s account in a case of alleged assault and rape. The defendant was a taxi driver whose vehicle was fitted with a digital advertising screen. Thomas Marryat reconstructed the movements of the taxi from GPS tracking data within the advertising system.

Posted May 2017

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Posted May 2017

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Cannabis Cultivation cases in 2017

In 2011, we reported on a Court of Appeal ruling in indoor cannabis cultivation cases. Julian Dunnill reviews and updates this article for 2017.

Posted May 2017

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The Evidence that Never Was 2 - Evidence Not Collected

Continuing on a theme of Evidence that Never Was and our article on Evidence in Need of Balanced Evaluation, another area where cuts to forensic budgets are removing the ability of the CJS to deliver justice is where Evidence is Not Collected. Dr Guy Cooper highlights a number of issues through case examples.

Posted April 2017

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The Evidence that Never Was 1 - Evidence in Need of Evaluation

In her report published in January 2017 Dr Tully, the Forensic Regulator, warned that cuts to forensic science budgets are compromising quality and now pose a risk to justice. We agree. Cuts have been made through investigating less, by submitting fewer samples for examination and by cutting out experienced evaluation. Unfortunately we regularly see the consequences of this in our work. Dr Guy Cooper discusses some issues in recent cases.

Posted April 2017

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