Many people believe the presence of DNA at a crime scene or on a suspect by itself proves guilt. But it isn’t that simple. Two recent decisions give clear guidance on the significance of the presence of DNA in what can be a confusing area prone to urban myths.
Aimed at people new to criminal law, advocates who seek an update on recent case law and police station representatives, this course will consider the following:
- Digest Bryon- The significance, or not, of DNA on moveable objects
- Digest FNC – A much more convincing prosecution case, but why?
- Dealing with DNA evidence in a police interview;
- Case management – Defence issues and avoiding ambush allegations
- Case management – Prosecution issues including what does the scientific evidence actually prove and is it admissible?
- Submissions and closing speeches
What are the requirements?
- Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
- This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)
What is the target audience?
- This course will be of interest to advocates of all levels