UK judges to get scientific guides

UK judges to get scientific guides

A UK Supreme Court Justice has launched the first of a series of scientific guides for UK judges.
Lord Anthony Hughes has overseen a project to help the judiciary deal with scientific evidence in the courtroom.
The first primers cover DNA fingerprinting and computer techniques to identify suspects from the manner of their walk.
Guides on statistics and the physics of car crashes are to come next and one on "shaken baby syndrome" is planned.
The project is run with the help of The Royal Society and The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
In a rare interview, Lord Hughes said he was... read more

22 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 68
Source: BBC

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