The science of proof

forensic science evidence in English criminal trials

Authored by: Paul Roberts

Handbook of Forensic Science

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9781843923121
eBook ISBN: 9781843927327
Adobe ISBN: 9781134028634

10.4324/9781843927327.ch17

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Abstract

Paul Roberts is Professor of Criminal Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the LLM programme in the University of Nottingham School of Law, where he researches and teaches in the fields of criminal evidence and criminal justice with particular emphasis on philosophical, international and comparative perspectives. His principal publications include Roberts and Zuckerman, Criminal Evidence (OUP 2004); Roberts and Redmayne (eds), Innovations in Evidence and Proof (Hart 2007); and Roberts and Willmore, The Role of Forensic Science Evidence in Criminal Proceedings (HMSO 1993). He is a member of the Royal Statistical Society’s Working Group on Statistics and the Law and sits on the Board of Foreign Advisers of the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) Beijing, has advised the UK Law Commissions and conducted research for the Crown Prosecution Service, and regularly lectures to the legal profession on topics of criminal evidence and procedure.

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