Tagged: Expert witness

Is CRI science being twisted to commercial ends? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 12, 2014

UPDATED: We all know that our Crown Research Institutes carry out a lot of commercial work for clients, in fact they are encouraged to do so in the interests of returning a dividend to the Crown which funds them. But are those commercial relationships influencing the scientific advice that scientists give? Back in April, Massey University freshwater scientist Dr Mike … Read More

HOW much was outstanding in Legal Aid?? - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jun 08, 2012

I read in Law Points (NZ Law Society) that Charles Chauvel asked Justice Minister Judith Collins for information on the number and value of invoices for Legal Aid payments that were awaiting payment at 30 March 2012.  This is from the Law Points article: She said invoices totalling the following for work undertaken in each (read more) … Read More

Death. Destruction. Science. It’s a winner! - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Nov 20, 2011

I am feeling very proud of myself because I have apparently just won ScienceTeller 2011′s Best Science Story Competition! I am very excited. I have never won anything before. Entry was open to submissions with a science, wildlife, natural history, health, travel or culture focus, the entries must have been completed on or after 1 (read more) … Read More

Unanswered questions for Brent and David Tong - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Oct 04, 2011

I apologise – I have neglected to answer questions about my book, Expert Witness, which was recently given away by Sciblogs and that Grant Jacobs reviewed.  Some more questions are as follows: Does forensic science only refer to science used for court cases, or are there other forms of investigation to which it pertains? Brent [...] … Read More

Freaking people out with tales of gore - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Sep 01, 2011

In the third of the series, the next questions to be answered from the blogpost a-forensic-scientist-tells-it-like-it-is-free-book-to-give-away, these ones from EvilTwit: Do you find yourself getting excited about facets of the case that would normally freak other people out (and editing these sentiments out of conversations)? Short answer: yes. Long answer: In the spirit of the [...] … Read More

Digging into some of the worst results of human behaviour — why?! - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Aug 02, 2011

The second question about forensic science is answered: following on from forensic science: how it is, Kiwiski asked, “As fascinating as the science is I think I’d still want to know how someone dealt with digging into some of the worst results of human behavior and what motivated them to keep going?” The simple answer [...] … Read More

Feelings about guilt or innocence of a defendent & ’a-ha!’ - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jul 20, 2011

This is part one of the answers to the competition set up by Grant Jacobs to win a copy of my recent book, Expert Witness. Katie Brockie was the distinguished winner and her questions and my answers are: Do you develop strong feelings about the guilt or innocence of a defendent in a trial in [...] … Read More

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