Should we allow all women juries?

Introduction I was doing a trial the other day when the first 9 jurors chosen from the jury in waiting were women. The prosecutor and myself exchanged an arched-eyebrow look, as it seemed a possibility that we might get an all female jury. We didn’t. Although we did end up with 10 women and 2…

DNA Contamination

The problems with DNA evidence and contamination have been in the newsof late with the collapse of a rape trial. The defendant had seemingly been identified by a ‘database trawl’ and it came back to him with a 1 in a billion match. The Prosecution threw their hands in after it transpired that the sample from the rape…