Forensic DNA evidence and how to avoid miscarriages of justice

Monday 27th November, 2017 4:00 pm – Monday 27th November, 2017 5:30 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

DNA evidence has the potential to be the linchpin of any criminal investigation. However, as they say in the classics, “with great power comes great responsibility”. This responsibility lies in the hands of forensic investigators to ensure that DNA evidence is not compromised or discredited. Recent media reports of evidence blunders have shone light on the practices of some of Perth’s most highly regarded forensic services. During this talk, Dr Jemma Berry will discuss some of the basics of forensic DNA and highlight the need for strict adherence to protocol to avoid similar mishaps in the future.

  • 1.5 points Competency 4 Substantive Law



Jonathan A Davies (Chair)
Albert Wolff Chambers

Dr Jemma Berry
Forensic Scientist
Edith Cowan University

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