GUIDES TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IN PLAIN ENGLISH

The Law Society Gazette on 22nd November reported that Royal Society and Royal Society of Edinburgh scientists are collaborating with judges to make scientific evidence easier to understand in court by producing “plain English” guides – on DNA fingerprinting and forensic gait analysis

https://royalsociety.org/about-us/programmes/science-and-law/

with planned guides to include the physics of vehicle collisions.  The aim is to provide an authoritative account of a technique, as well as the technique’s limitations and challenges associated with its application.

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/boffins-help-judges-get-to-grips-with-courtroom-science/5063789.article

https://royalsociety.org/news/2017/11/royal-society-launches-courtroom-science-primers/

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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