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Top judge worried forensic evidence putting innocent people behind bars

A senior judge believes innocent people may have been jailed because too much faith has been placed in forensic techniques that have been proved to be flawed.

Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the Victorian Court of Appeal, said there was little proof that forensic techniques including gunshot analysis, footprint analysis, hair comparison and bite mark comparison could reliably identify criminals.

  • Liam Mannix
  • The Age and MSN news

A senior judge believes innocent people may have been jailed because too much faith has been placed in forensic techniques that have been proved to be flawed.

Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the Victorian Court of Appeal, said there was little proof that forensic techniques including …

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