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Неделя
1
Часов на завершение
4 ч. на завершение

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....
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12 videos (Total 124 min), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video12 видео
Presentation and visit of The School of Criminal Justice7мин
Course learning objectives10мин
Week 1 Introduction: What is the “DNA” of a Good Forensic Report?14мин
Forensic Science and Evaluative Reporting9мин
Uncertainty in the Criminal Trial13мин
Principles of forensic reporting (Part A): 1st Principle12мин
Principles of forensic reporting (Part B): 2nd and 3rd Principles7мин
ENFSI Guideline for Evaluative Reporting13мин
Conclusion of week 1: What is the “DNA” of a Good Forensic Report?10мин
Interview with Prof. Colin Aitken8мин
Interview with Dr Sheila Willis8мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Instructors10мин
Development Team5мин
Guests interviewed10мин
Syllabus and Grading policies10мин
Discussion forum guidelines10мин
Getting started: Break the ice !10мин
Additional literature Week 110мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 130мин
Неделя
2
Часов на завершение
3 ч. на завершение

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. ...
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8 videos (Total 132 min), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video8 видео
Part A - DNA recovered on a suspect (1): Hierarchy of Propositions13мин
Part A - DNA recovered on a suspect (2): the Weller Case15мин
Part B - Gunshot residues recovered on a suspect: The George case26мин
Part C - DNA recovered on a victim (1): the Butler and Nealon cases20мин
Part C - DNA recovered on a victim (2): Checklist for auditing statements8мин
Week 2 Conclusion - Elementary: Source is not Activity !5мин
Interview with Dr Ian Evett and Prof. Graham Jackson34мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Additional literature Week 210мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 230мин
Неделя
3
Часов на завершение
4 ч. на завершение

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....
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12 videos (Total 199 min), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video12 видео
DNA in the lab (1): From Detection to Quantification14мин
DNA in the lab (2): From Amplification to DNA Profile21мин
Part A - The Knox and Sollecito case (1) Summary of the circumstances10мин
Part A - The Knox and Sollecito case (2) Low Template DNA13мин
Part A - The Knox and Sollecito case (3) Discussion and Conclusion19мин
Part B - Transfer and pollution (1) the Jama case10мин
Part B - Transfer and pollution: The Probability of Error/Pollution13мин
Part C - Transfer and pollution: the Anderson and Scott cases14мин
Week 3 Conclusion: DNA is not the Magic Bullet6мин
Interview with Prof. Peter Gill27мин
Interview with Prof. Pierre Margot37мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Additional literature Week 310мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 330мин
Неделя
4
Часов на завершение
2 ч. на завершение

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. ...
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8 videos (Total 98 min), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video8 видео
Part A - Statistics in Court (1): the Clark and Collins Cases13мин
Part A - Statistics in Court (2): the Clark and Collins Cases12мин
Part B - The Transposed Conditional (1): Prosecutor's Fallacy18мин
Part B - The transposed conditional (2): The Adams and the Dreyfus Cases14мин
Week 4 Conclusion: Trials by Numbers or Numbers on Trial ?3мин
Interview with Prof. David Kaye19мин
Interview with Prof. William Thompson12мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Additional literature Week 410мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 430мин

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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

О 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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