Proof or Lies

Start date and time

Thursday 5 April 2018


Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Every day juries are given the responsibility of deciding the fate of those accused in criminal trials and key evidence can be the difference between innocent or guilty. Some types of forensic evidence are perceived as more concrete in proof than others, but if jury members don’t fully understand the limitations and interpretations of that evidence it can lead to putting the innocent behind bars, or to the guilty walking free. In a discussion chaired by High Court and Court of Session judge, the Honourable Lady Scott, Dr Ben Jones will take a closer look at fingerprints and forensic trace evidence, while Dr Faye Skelton will investigate the challenges of eye witness testimony and our Dr Alexander Gray will decode DNA analysis.