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
Edith Cowan University