The law doesn’t always learn important lessons about forensic evidence as quickly or effectively as it should

Here’s a news item giving background to the appointment, and subsequent resignation, of former South Australian judge, Brian Martin, as head of the Royal Commission investigating allegations of abuse in Northern Territory juvenile detention centres.

It highlights an important issue with great relevance to forensic transcription and the problems caused by allowing detectives’ transcripts to be evaluated by the jury.

The issue is the failure of the legal system to learn from its own acknowledged mistakes.

WATCH THE STORY HERE (relevant section from 2mins 10sec)

Review the very similar situation in our case study here.

Thanks to Bob Moles for the news reference.

Overview of Derek Bromley case, from Sydney Morning Herald

Derek Bromley page from Networked Knowledge

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