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Thank you to Debbie of Cruwys News for sharing this article: DNA evidence and miscarriages of justice https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073818307436. You can download the article as a PDF.
I included the various topics mentioned in the article as well as a brief synopsis of the key points mentioned in the article.
Here I describe several proven miscarriages of justice have occurred: contamination; background DNA; secondary transfer and the database trawl. Two examples of dangerous practice are provided: DNA as sole evidence and qualitative reporting.
1. Context matters