Tagged: Forensic science

A forensic scientist tells it like it is – free book to give away - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 13, 2011

Book review and competition to win a copy of sciblogs colleague Anna Sandiford’s book Expert Witness. Win a copy (I’m keeping this open until Sunday midnight; it’s still open.) We’re giving away a copy of sciblogs writer Anna Sandiford’s book Expert … Read More

Tea, Biscuits and the Criminal Reform Bill - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Apr 19, 2011

The Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill is being touted as the biggest shake-up in New Zealand criminal law for decades (e.g. Justice shake-up will save millions: Govt).  This means the last lot of changes took place in a time before I was born (I don’t know if that makes me feel old or not).  [...] … Read More

Christmas and Forensic Science - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Dec 03, 2010

Well, the Crown and the courts are winding down for their annual extended break. However, forensic scientists in the independent sector don’t take a holiday! This is the perfect time of year for lawyers to start preparing well in advance for next year’s trials, particularly given the long time that NZ Legal Services is taking [...] … Read More

How do I look? - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Sep 30, 2010

According to a the UK Academy of Experts, the typical Expert Witness (which includes science, healthcare and engineering) in 2010 is male, self-employed and in his mid fifties. In the last 12 months he received 38 instructions (to do casework), wrote 39 reports, made one court appearance and charged 187 pounds per hour (information from the 2010 Fees Survey).  … Read More

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