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Week 1 - What is the "DNA" of a good forensic report ?

This first week will set the scene for the course. You will meet the instructors; learn about their background, teaching, research and casework activities. The School of Criminal Justice (University of Lausanne) will be shortly presented through a virtual visit, followed by the course objectives. The recent ENFSI guideline for evaluative reporting, used throughout the course, will be presented. ENFSI stands for the set of the good principles for writing forensic reports to be used in a court of law. The whole course aims at contrasting the practice as observed in notorious cases with the good practice promoted by the ENFSI guideline. Hence, we will start by setting out some reporting criteria that are essential to bring reliable evidence in court and explain the principles of interpretation (based on the concept of likelihood ratio) that should govern the production of any forensic evidence. The application of these principles leads to a defined way whereby the forensic scientist is entitled to speak to court....
Reading
12 個視頻 (總計 124 分鐘), 7 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video12 個視頻
Presentation and visit of The School of Criminal Justice7分鐘
Course learning objectives10分鐘
Week 1 Introduction: What is the “DNA” of a Good Forensic Report?14分鐘
Forensic Science and Evaluative Reporting9分鐘
Uncertainty in the Criminal Trial13分鐘
Principles of forensic reporting (Part A): 1st Principle12分鐘
Principles of forensic reporting (Part B): 2nd and 3rd Principles7分鐘
ENFSI Guideline for Evaluative Reporting13分鐘
Conclusion of week 1: What is the “DNA” of a Good Forensic Report?10分鐘
Interview with Prof. Colin Aitken8分鐘
Interview with Dr Sheila Willis8分鐘
Reading7 個閱讀材料
Instructors10分鐘
Development Team5分鐘
Guests interviewed10分鐘
Syllabus and Grading policies10分鐘
Discussion forum guidelines10分鐘
Getting started: Break the ice !10分鐘
Additional literature Week 110分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 130分鐘
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完成時間為 3 小時

Week 2 - Elementary: source is not activity !

There is a general misconception that a piece of forensic evidence is sufficient to clinch the outcome of a case. This module aims at showing that the reality is more subtle and is intrinsically linked to the concept of hierarchy of propositions. Cases based on DNA and gunshot residue (GSR) evidence will be analysed and discussed. First, through the Weller case we will demonstrate the DNA findings providing information towards the source of the DNA may not be at the core of the issue in the case. More and more the source of the DNA is not challenged, but how the DNA got there is. ...
Reading
8 個視頻 (總計 132 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video8 個視頻
Part A - DNA recovered on a suspect (1): Hierarchy of Propositions13分鐘
Part A - DNA recovered on a suspect (2): the Weller Case15分鐘
Part B - Gunshot residues recovered on a suspect: The George case26分鐘
Part C - DNA recovered on a victim (1): the Butler and Nealon cases20分鐘
Part C - DNA recovered on a victim (2): Checklist for auditing statements8分鐘
Week 2 Conclusion - Elementary: Source is not Activity !5分鐘
Interview with Dr Ian Evett and Prof. Graham Jackson34分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Additional literature Week 210分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 230分鐘
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完成時間為 4 小時

Week 3 - DNA is not the magic bullet

Based on international cases (Knox, Jama, Anderson and Scott) we will illustrate the potentials aspects that one needs to consider when assessing the value of DNA found in small quantity. You will be shown how one performs DNA analysis and what type of results can be produced. We will apply the ENFSI and the ISFG guidelines for evaluative reporting in the case at hand and see if the principles advocated allow avoiding misleading evidence. We will compare the situations where large quantities of blood are found to cases where low template DNA is recovered. You will learn to contrast these two situations and discover what type of results can be expected and what methods allow a balanced and robust interpretation. This first part of the course will demonstrate that very sensitive techniques require robust interpretation methods. In the second part of the course, you will understand that with trace quantities, stringent control procedures are needed on the crime scene and in the laboratory. Indeed, pollution (or so-called contamination) is an aspect one needs to take into account. Cases (for example in Australia, the USA and England) have shown that the traces from the crime scene can be polluted at the hospital, by paramedics or in the laboratory. It is thus essential to consider this possibility, especially when DNA is the central (and only) element supporting the allegation of a person’s involvement in a crime. How to take into consideration the possibility of error/contamination when assessing the results will be presented....
Reading
12 個視頻 (總計 199 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video12 個視頻
DNA in the lab (1): From Detection to Quantification14分鐘
DNA in the lab (2): From Amplification to DNA Profile21分鐘
Part A - The Knox and Sollecito case (1) Summary of the circumstances10分鐘
Part A - The Knox and Sollecito case (2) Low Template DNA13分鐘
Part A - The Knox and Sollecito case (3) Discussion and Conclusion19分鐘
Part B - Transfer and pollution (1) the Jama case10分鐘
Part B - Transfer and pollution: The Probability of Error/Pollution13分鐘
Part C - Transfer and pollution: the Anderson and Scott cases14分鐘
Week 3 Conclusion: DNA is not the Magic Bullet6分鐘
Interview with Prof. Peter Gill27分鐘
Interview with Prof. Pierre Margot37分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Additional literature Week 310分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 330分鐘
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完成時間(小時)
完成時間為 2 小時

Week 4 - Statistics in Court

This week will be dedicated to how forensic scientists should convey the value of their results. From our white room dedicated to photography, we will study famous cases - including the Dreyfus case- and see how statistics can be misused. It will allow us to discuss how statistical values ought to be presented in court. A statistician (Phil Dawid) and a legal scholar (David Kaye) will be interviewed. The second essential topic we will present will be on fallacious reasoning, and in particular on what has been coined, more than thirty years ago, the prosecutors fallacy. Bill Thompson, the first to have described this fallacious argument used in court will be another of our guest interviewees. ...
Reading
8 個視頻 (總計 98 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video8 個視頻
Part A - Statistics in Court (1): the Clark and Collins Cases13分鐘
Part A - Statistics in Court (2): the Clark and Collins Cases12分鐘
Part B - The Transposed Conditional (1): Prosecutor's Fallacy18分鐘
Part B - The transposed conditional (2): The Adams and the Dreyfus Cases14分鐘
Week 4 Conclusion: Trials by Numbers or Numbers on Trial ?3分鐘
Interview with Prof. David Kaye19分鐘
Interview with Prof. William Thompson12分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Additional literature Week 410分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 430分鐘

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Alex Biedermann

Associate Professor
School of Criminal Justice - ESC
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Franco Taroni

Full Professor
School of Criminal Justice - ESC
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Christophe Champod

Full Professor
School of Criminal Justice - ESC
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Tacha Hicks

Scientist
School of Criminal Justice - ESC

關於 University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne is a Swiss state university founded in 1537. It is focused on Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sport Sciences. UNIL is a research-intensive university which encourages interdisciplinarity. It is also renowned for its innovative teaching methods....

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