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‘Vague, incomplete and lacking in vision’: MPs on forensics strategy

‘Vague, incomplete and lacking in vision’: MPs on forensics strategy(Posted on 17/10/16)

The government plan for the future of forensic science in England and Wales has been branded ‘vague, incomplete and lacking in vision’ by MPs. The Forensic Science Strategy, which was published in March this year after claims that standards in forensic science were slipping, lays out the intention of the Government to set up a new system to oversee how the criminal justice system deals with forensic samples from crime scenes, victims... Read more...


News Round-Up Week Ending 7.10.16

(Posted on 06/10/16)

Fake Sheikh Convicted: Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood has been found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice. The reporter was found to have altered evidence in the collapsed drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos, formerly with the band N-Dubz. The verdict throws new doubt on his tactics and evidence. Three cases based on his evidence have already been abandoned, another 25 have been referred to the Crown... Read more...


News Round-Up Week Ending 30.9.16

(Posted on 30/09/16)

Vigilante Group Nets Paedophile: The Teesside Gazette reported this week on the trial of Mark Thornton. Thornton, 50, believed he was speaking to two 13-year-old girls via social media to arrange to meet up with them for sex. In fact, the girls did not exist, and he was really speaking to an “operative” from the Dark Justice group, which aims to catch online predators.  Arranging to meet ‘a girl’... Read more...


News Round-Up Week Ending 23.9.16

(Posted on 23/09/16)

Alan Turing gay pardon law imminent. 1967: as the Beatles release All You Need is Love, homosexuality is decriminalized, finally ending the threat of prosecution for gay men. 2016: the government is to bring forward legislation to pardon men convicted under historical gross indecency laws. "At times you were fearful of being prosecuted... it was the case for many people that they retreated, never committing... Read more...


TELEVISION: The Perfect Medium for Miscarriages of Justice

TELEVISION: The Perfect Medium for Miscarriages of Justice(Posted on 23/09/16)

In this age of true crime reaching a mainstream audience through podcasts such as Making a Murderer, Serial and the UK’s own Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder, which topped the iTunes chart in June and now has over a million hits, and the plethora of ‘entertainment’ true crime documentaries across terrestrial, freeview and cable channels, there is surely some room for a permanent mainstream television slot focusing on miscarriages... Read more...


BBC Two series follows the work of criminal and forensic experts in Conviction: Murder at the Station

BBC Two series follows the work of criminal and forensic experts in Conviction: Murder at the Station(Posted on 17/09/16)

Conviction: Murder at the Station is a new two-part series from James Newton, director of Bafta-nominated The Detectives. It’s a compelling look into real life crime, through the eyes of Inside Justice.It will air on BBC Two on Wednesday 21st September and Wednesday 28th September, at 9pm. Read more...