Viewing entries posted in July 2014

Police Must Acknowledge and Learn from their Mistakes

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 31 July 2014 | 2 Comments

An excellent article by D. Kim Rossmo in a 2009 edition of The Police Chief on failures in criminal investigation. See http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1922&issue_id=102009. The Police Chief is the publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in the US.

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Shadow of Doubt to Screen this Sunday 3 August 2014 on Foxtel for National Missing Persons Week

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 30 July 2014 | 0 Comments

The AACTA nominated and international award-winning documentary on the Sue Neill-Fraser case here in Tasmania, Shadow of Doubt, by Eve Ash is on FOXTEL-CiTV this Sunday 3 August 2014 at 9:30 pm and will be repeated at 1am Monday 4 August 2014.  See http://www.citv.com.au/tv-shows/746/shadow-of-doubt

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The Release of Lindy Chamberlain from Prison Following the Finding of the Matinee Jacket

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 24 July 2014 | 2 Comments

I found a great news clip on the Internet which outlines the significance of the matinee jacket in the Lindy Chamberlain case and how this new  evidence led to her release from a life sentence in prison, pending an Inquiry into the case.  See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhAepaZX4BY

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In Baden-Clay Scratch Marks on His Face - In Sue Neill-Fraser a 1-2 cm cut on her Thumb?

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 16 July 2014 | 2 Comments

Why was the Sue Neill-Fraser 1-2 cm cut on her thumb said to be made by a knife not treated like the scratch marks on Baden-Clay's face?

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Disclosure Post-Conviction - Kevin Nunn Case - Supreme Court Application Dismissed June 2014

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 15 July 2014 | 0 Comments

On 7 May 2014 I did a blog on the Kevin Nunn case in the UK and the fact that an upcoming appeal was highly relevant to miscarriage of justice cases. The case involved post trial disclosure. The issue at stake involved access to case materials using techniques that were not available at the time of the trial.

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Sue Neill-Fraser doco Shadow of Doubt to replay on Foxtel on 3 August 2014 for Missing Persons Week?

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 14 July 2014 | 0 Comments

The AFI/AACTA nominated and international award-winning Eve Ash documentary, Shadow of Doubt, about the Sue Neill-Fraser case here in Tasmania, is scheduled to run again at 9.30 pm on Sunday 3 August 2014 for Missing Persons Week. Despite Sue's conviction for Bob's apparent murder, Bob Chappell is interestingly still listed on the Australian Missing Persons Register. See http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/TasMale.htm

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The Duties of a Prosecutor

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 14 July 2014 | 1 Comments

I discovered an article in the UK Criminal Law Review entitled "The Duties of a Prosecutor" by Robert S Shiels, a solicitor from Scotland. The article appeared under the "Current Topics" section [2012] Crim L.R. Issue 9 pp. 687-691.

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 14 July 2014 | 0 Comments

Found this one on the bottom of the email signature block of a colleague for whom I have great respect:

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My Speech at the Candlelight Vigil for Bob Chappell and Sue Neill-Fraser on Friday 13 June 2014 on the Lawns of Parliament House, Tasmania, Australia

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 12 July 2014 | 1 Comments

I thought it would be useful to share my short speech from the recent candlelight vigil on the lawns of Tasmania's Parliament House on Friday 13 June 2014. I chose not to use my prepared speech but to speak from the heart. Hence, everything in the speech may not have been actually voiced on the evening concerned. Indeed, I said more on the night.

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