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This topic will examine the phenomenon of miscarriages of justice in an international perspective, based principally upon the jurisdictions of Australia, Canada and Britain. Specific issues covered include: The law on miscarriages of justice in each of the above three jurisdictions; the role and duties of prosecutors and expert witnesses; police investigative culture and practices; use of unreliable forensic science and forensic pathology evidence; the gatekeeping role of the judge in admissibility of such evidence in court; the current appeal structure and pardoning system and the development of error correction and systematic reform institutions.
This topic aims to:
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