Viewing entries posted in May 2015

2015 ANZSOC Conference in Adelaide 25-27 November - "Security and Rule of Law: The Changing Face of Criminal Justice"

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 29 May 2015 | 0 Comments

The next Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference will be hosted by Flinders University in Adelaide on Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 November 2015. See http://www.anzsoc.org/cms-conferences/conferences.phps

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5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science in Adelaide July 2015

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 28 May 2015 | 0 Comments

I am currently considering attending the 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science in Adelaide from 22 to 23 July 2015. See http://law.adelaide.edu.au/icelfs/. There is a very impressive array of speakers and the conference is to be addressed by the Chief Justice of the High Court. The conference will critique contemporary issues in evidence law and forensic science from the perspectives of law, forensic science, political science and cultural study.

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Fraud and Misconduct in Forensic Science: Part 2

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 28 May 2015 | 0 Comments

I refer to my recent blog on this issue from 27 May 2015 regarding the report by Brent Turvey of Bond University, Queensland, Australia, entitled "Forensic Fraud: Evaluating Law Enforcement and Forensic Science Cultures in the Context of Examiner Misconduct".  Here is the second part of the 2012 report's abstract:

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Forensics Under the Microscope - Report by the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission 2002

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 28 May 2015 | 1 Comments

I found a very useful report on the Internet entitled "Forensics Under the Microscope: Challenges in Providing Forensic Science Services in Queensland" which was prepared by the then Crime and Misconduct Commission in Queensland in 2002 following a wrongful conviction for rape.

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Fraud and Misconduct in Forensic Science

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 27 May 2015 | 0 Comments

In working on addressing some recent concerns with the quality of forensic science presented in a criminal court, I discovered a 318 page report from Queensland completed as part of a PhD at Bond University in 2012 by Brent Turvey MS entitled "Forensic Fraud: Evaluating Law Enforcement and Forensic Science Cultures in the Context of Examiner Misconduct". See http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1115&context=theses. Part of the Abstract (which deals with US cases) is produced below:

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NZ Public Interest Project to Launch 1 June 2015 - NZ Community Response Given No Criminal Cases Review Commission

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 26 May 2015 | 0 Comments

A very interesting and timely article in stuff.co.nz from 19 May 2015 about the NZ community response to miscarriages of justice in the absence of something akin to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in the UK  (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/68647937/panel-to-investigate-suspected-miscarriages-of-justice):

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Community Consultation on Amendments to the Tasmanian DPP Act 1973 and the Solicitor General Act 1983

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 26 May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Government is currently seeking feedback on the Law Officers (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2015. See http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/community_consultation2

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Cyber-bullying and Bullying - New Issues Paper Released by Tasmania Law Reform Institute

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 26 May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI) released an issues paper on 18 May 2015 on the issue of bullying. The paper examines the capacity of current Tasmanian laws to address the issue of bullying and cyber-bullying. Submissions are invited by 31 July 2015 either by completing the submission template or by providing a more detailed written response. See http://www.utas.edu.au/law-reform/news-and-events/tlri-news/new-issues-paper-released

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