Expert Evidence Conference 2011

Date: 12 to 13-Feb-2011
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Papers:

Keynote Speech: Some personal reflections on the use of expert evidence, particularly in the light of recent experience as counsel assisting the inquiry into the 2002-2003 Victorian bushfires
Mr Jack Rush QC, Barrister
Victoria

Issues in Gathering, Interpreting and Delivering DNA Evidence
Judge Andrew Haesler
District Court of New South Wales

Science not Sorcery
Ms Wendy Abraham QC, Barrister 
Sydney

Forensic DNA Typing – Issues – Paper
Forensic DNA Typing – Issues – Handout
Professor Angela van Daal
Bond University, Queensland

Forensic Pathology and the CSI Effect- A Pathologists Perspective
Associate Professor David Ranson, Deputy Director
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine & Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Monash University  

Forensic Pathology and the CSI Effect – The Influence of the Media on Jurors – Paper 
Forensic Pathology and the CSI Effect – The Influence of the Media on Jurors – Presentation
Dr James Robertson, Professor of Forensics
University of Canberra

Hollywood Profiling: the impact of the CSI effect on the use of forensic science in New South Wales 
Dr Jenny Wise, Criminologist
University of New England, New South Wales

Panel Discussion – Science and Law, a Clash of Cultures
Professor Ian Freckelton, SC Monash University
Associate Professor David Ranson, Deputy Director, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Dr James Robertson, Professor of Forensics, University of Canberra 
Justice Peter McClellan, Chief Judge at Common Law, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Judge Michael Rackemann, District Court of Queensland

Law’s Looking Glass: Expert Identification Evidence Derived from Photographic and Video Images – Paper
Law’s Looking Glass: Expert Identification Evidence Derived from Photographic and Video Images – Presentation
Dr Glenn Porter, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science 
University of Western Sydney

The New Paradigm in Forensic Science – Paper
The New Paradigm in Forensic Science – Presentation
Dr Geoffrey Morrison, Director,
Forensic Voice Comparison Laboratory, School of Electrical

Scales of Justice and Cell Phone Evidence
Professor Reg Coutts
Coutts Communications, Emeritus Professor of Telecommunications
Adelaide

Impartiality, efficiency or reliability? A critical response to expert evidence law and procedure in Australia– Paper
Impartiality, efficiency or reliability? A critical response to expert evidence law and procedure in Australia – Presentation
Professor Gary Edmond, Director, Program on Expertise, Evidence and Law
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, University of New South Wales