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Forensic Investigations and Miscarriages of Justice

The Rhetoric Meets The Reality

by Bibi Sangha; Robert Moles & Kent Roach

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Miscarriages of justice have been the focus of judicial and public inquiries in Britain, Canada, and Australia. The objective of Forensic Investigations and Miscarriages of Justice is to make clear that, despite the rules laid down by statutes and decided cases to ensure that criminal trials are properly conducted, there are many instances where those rules have not been properly applied. In all three jurisdictions, there have been cases in which investigations have fundamentally miscarried and where expert witnesses have given evidence that has been either fraudulent or wrong. The book reviews how these problem cases are dealt with, and the marked differences between the jurisdictions in the procedures available to identify possible errors. The authors recommend ways to narrow the gap between the rhetoric of impartial forensic science and prosecutions and the re­ality of a growing number of recognized miscarriages of justice, emphasizing that both forensic science and the legal system must change and seek to better understand each other.

About the Authors
Bibi Sangha completed her law degree at Middlesex University and her masters degree at the London School of Economics. She is a senior lecturer in law at Flinders University, South Australia and previously taught at the Australian National University. She was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, London and admitted to practice as a barrister in Malaysia and at the High Court of Australia. She is a joint developer of the Networked Knowledge program. 
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Robert Moles completed his law degree at Queen’s University, Belfast and his Ph.D. at Edinburgh University. He has held academic appointments in law at Queen’s University Belfast, the Australian National University, and Adelaide University. He is joint developer of the Networked Knowledge program. 
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Robert Moles completed his law degree at Queen’s University, Belfast and his Ph.D. at Edinburgh University. He has held academic appointments in law at Queen’s University Belfast, the Australian National University, and Adelaide University. He is joint developer of the Networked Knowledge program. 
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Editorial Reviews

"In this impressive work, the experiences of Britain, Canada, and Australia are collected, compared, and analyzed by these eminently qualified experts. While the similarities are striking, the differences provide the authors with the opportunity to elucidate thoughtful recommendations that should commend themselves to policy makers in all three jurisdictions. Indeed, all who are involved in the criminal justice system and the constant need to perfect it will profit from this book."

— Hon. Justice Stephen T. Goudge, Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

"Comprehensive and groundbreaking… [A] masterly text which is certain to quickly become the primary reference point on the topic."

— T.F. Percy Q.C., Wolff Chambers, Perth, Western Australia

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