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Investigation, Trial and Scientific Evidence


An analysis of the powers and duties of police in the collection of identification evidence

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This book provides an analysis of the powers and duties of police in the collection of identification evidence, and is a comprehensive guide to the various sources of identification evidence in the trial process, from disclosure to admissibility and jury directions. Finally, it offers a thorough insight into the methodology and admissibility of scientific and other expert means of personal identification.

 Identification: Investigation, Trial and Scientific Evidence is the only work dealing exclusively with identification evidence. This new edition has been extensively revised and rewritten to take on board many new developments in law and practice, including:
 • Expanded coverage of the psychology of visual identification
 • Up-to-date text of Code D and new cases on its application and procedures
 • Detailed examination of the bad character and hearsay evidence provisions of CJA 2003 and subsequent case-law
 • Developments in Police identification using CCTV
 • Legislative reform of police powers to take fingerprints and samples
 • Scientific developments in the use of DNA and facial mapping
 Essential reading for criminal practitioners, members of the judiciary, police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Code D
  • Visual Identification procedures and their application
  • Identification officer, notice to suspect and procedure selection
  • Conduct of visual identification procedures
  • Body marks, photographs, fingerprints and samples
  • Juvenile and other vulnerable suspects
  • Voice identification procedure
  • Disclosure
  • Evidence: admissibility and exclusion
  • Submission of no case
  • Jury directions
  • DNA profiling
  • Fingerprints and other skin impression evidence
  • Human Image Comparison (Facial Mapping)
  • Handwriting
  • Voice
  • Dog Tracking
  • Appendices
"The criminal practitioner is given a thorough insight into this area of criminal practice. We said of the first edition that this is a gem of a book for practitioners because it brings together all the difficulties associated with adducing ID evidence on both sides. It still is and a fundamental title for your criminal practice library!".

 Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

"I often refer to this book both in my day to day investigations and the more serious and complex incidents. Its focus on both prosecution and defence helps me to ensure the identification issues are right first time round - eliminating potential hurdles faced at court. I find it a valuable tool and a handy reference guide for ensuring correct guidelines are adhered to. It has good use of case-law and relevant step by step points making it easyto use and follow."

 Detective Constable, West Midlands Police

"As with all of Jordan's criminal law books, they are written for criminal justice practitioners, and are the most valuable sets of information necessary to mount a thorough defence and for prosecutors to double check and make airtight ...an important contribution to this area of police law"
 Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer
Paul Bogan QC, Barrister, 23 Essex Street
 Andrew Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Melbourne
Dr Georgina Meakin BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
 Carrie Mullen BSc (Hons), MSc
 Both of The Forensic Institute, Glasgow
 1st Edition

 Catherine Tweedy HNC, BSc(Hons), CBiol, AIBMS, MRSH, MlBiol
 Forensic Scientist with Keith Borer Consultants in Durham
 2nd Edition

 Paul Newsham
Formerly, Head of Fingerprint Bureau, Staffordshire Police
Mike Allen BA (Hons), MSc
 Consultant on all aspects of forensic documentation examination
 Facial Mapping
Richard Neave
 Medical Artist and Partner in RN-DS Partnership
Professor Francis Nolan
 Department of Phonetics, University of Cambridge
 Dog Tracking
Alan Gerrish

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