Providing scientific guidance on DNA to the judiciary

Ian Evett, Susan Pope*, Roberto Puch-Solis

*Corresponding author for this work

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A series of short documents have been written in response to a request from the UK Judiciary for explanations of research that was commissioned in response to questions they had raised. These related principally to the potential impact of primer binding site mutation (PBSM) but it became clear at an early stage that it was necessary to explain related issues. The three scientific guidance papers (SGPs) that have been prepared thus far are presented in their entirety so that UK scientists may be aware of what has been presented to judges. Suggestions for further work, including possible communication to jurors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-281
Number of pages4
JournalScience and Justice
Issue number4
Early online date4 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


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