Viewing entries posted in July 2014
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.
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
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
Breaking news - Baden-Clay has today lodged an appeal against his murder conviction. See http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/lawyers-for-gerard-badenclay-file-appeal-against-conviction-for-murder-of-wife-allison/story-fnihsrf2-1226992075173?nk=ef5ca1353df5b6609a34bc8f9396082c
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?
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.
Sue Neill-Fraser doco Shadow of Doubt to replay on Foxtel on 3 August 2014 for Missing Persons Week?
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
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  Crim L.R. Issue 9 pp. 687-691.
Found this one on the bottom of the email signature block of a colleague for whom I have great respect:
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
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.