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This is a discussion on Evidence Sceptic within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Recently in England there have been some terrible miscarriages of justice. Example: Mothers have been jailed in cot death and ...
- 11-09-07, 10:48 PM #1
Recently in England there have been some terrible miscarriages of justice.
Example: Mothers have been jailed in cot death and “shaken baby syndrome”
cases based on evidence from experts, later proven to be misleading or false.
People have been convicted based on DNA evidence,
later shown to have been “transferred”.
Transfer is easy with, for example, DNA evidence like a human hair.
It is easy to move it from one location to another.
Sometimes evidence has been corrupted while in the hands of the police.
Different experts can give different opinions based on exactly the same evidence.
I naively use to think that fingerprint evidence is 100% accurate
rather than just an opinion.
I would like the BBC to bring back the series Rough Justice.
I remember being shocked to see how the police can get someone
to confess to murder when they could not possibly
have committed the crime.
If ever I am on a jury, I would be sceptical about evidence
being 99% certain, without hearing from another expert.
Last edited by murdock; 12-09-07 at 09:56 AM. Reason: revised