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news round-up 12.5.17

news round-up 12.5.17(Posted on 11/05/17)

Further details this week on the retesting of blood toxicology results from Randox Testing Services and the arrest of two employees [see Round-Up 17.2.17]. "It is deeply worrying because the integrity of forensic testing is sacrosanct in the criminal justice system,” Dorset's Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan commented. "The vast majority of these cases involve drug-driving, but there are likely to be more serious... Read more...


news round-up 5.5.17

news round-up 5.5.17(Posted on 08/05/17)

Forensic Science Regulator calls for Legal Aid rise Additional legal aid funding is needed to help Defence lawyers meet new digital forensics standards. “We need to fund forensic science properly and it needs to be funded from the centre,” Dr Gillian Tully told the Forensics Europe Expo in London. “It needs to be funded so that there’s appropriate money to achieve [these] standards.” Computer, phone and data technological advances in... Read more...


news round-up 31.3.17

news round-up 31.3.17(Posted on 31/03/17)

The Great Repeal Bill and EU: Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed that European case law will continue to have a bearing in British court decisions. Mr Davis described the three key elements of his White Paper into the Great Repeal Bill: repealing the 1972 European Communities Act, converting all EU law into UK law, and giving ministers the ability to tweak laws they wish to get rid of – the so-called Henry VIII powers*. "... Read more...


news round-up 17.3.17

news round-up 17.3.17(Posted on 16/03/17)

Marine A guilty of manslaughter, not murder: A Royal Marine who shot dead a seriously wounded Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan has had his murder conviction quashed and replaced with one of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Since 2013, Alexander Blackman has been serving a life sentence in a civilian prison. He will be re-sentenced within weeks and could be released. The result of the appeal “... Read more...


Children of the Wrongfully Convicted are Invited to Participate in a Research Project on the Effects of Separation.

Children of the Wrongfully Convicted are Invited to Participate in a Research Project on the Effects of Separation.(Posted on 06/03/17)

For further information, please contact the researcher: St. Jean Jeudy in Centereach, New York, sjeudy116@gmail.com Read more...


News Round-Up Week Ending 17.2.17

News Round-Up Week Ending 17.2.17(Posted on 20/02/17)

Randox in Hot Water. Two employees at a forensic science lab have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police.   Randox Testing Services analyses blood, saliva and hair samples on behalf of police forces.  Hundreds of convictions could be unsafe, based on incorrect toxicology test results. “Randox Testing Services have provided forensic services to police forces, including GMP, for the past two years,” said a police spokeswoman... Read more...