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When did you last challenge a fingerprint ‘identification’?

With Fingerprint Experts continuing to report their opinions as a matter of fact, it is perhaps unsurprising that many of their reports and statements go unchallenged. However, such seemingly strong opinions may not be supported by examination records or reality and can fall short of the ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ hurdle. Simon Bunter discusses.

Posted June 2017

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Current shortfalls in the interpretation of DNA evidence

Dr Helen Davey's article, recently published in The Barrister magazine, highlights current shortfalls in the interpretation of DNA evidence.

Posted June 2017

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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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Latest Newsletters Available to Download Spring 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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