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A session for teachers and students of legal studies, using real life cases to bring the subject to life. In the Legal Studies course, students have to consider the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in achieving justice, and to look at reforms that could improve the system. Cold cases are extremely relevant, as they offer examples of miscarriages of justice. The session includes a survey of cases solved by forensic science, with a focus on cold cases (cases which have remained unsolved or which were incorrectly solved the first time and where forensic science results helped correct a miscarriage of justice ) . Also cases featuring DNA developments and other cases which illustrate interesting legal points.
A general talk on the secrets of the real CSI. I explain that the criminals who feature in my books didn’t get away with their crimes (ranging from robbery to murder), but were all caught because of the expertise of forensic scientists. I run through a selection of cases from my books chosen specifically for […]
A writers workshop for emerging writers interested in the true crime genre. Topics: What’s the crime? The most well known true crime books are perhaps Underbelly and Chopper, but true crime can also cover historical and semi-scientific narratives. What true crime writers need to know – your library and research tools. Knowing your audience – who will want […]