A complete resource for investigators, prosecutors and criminal defence attorneys confronted with proceedings involving DNA evidence, this guide covers the legal and scientific aspects of DNA collection and analysis, the presentation and scrutiny of DNA evidence in Canadian criminal courts, and the role of the expert witness. The authors' insightful commentary and helpful explanations also discuss post-conviction sampling issues and the use of mitochondrial DNA as evidence.
Additional features include the full text of the DNA Identification Act
and related regulations, as well as relevant provisions of the Criminal Code
; the "Crown Policy Manual - DNA Databanking Legislation"; and an annual report and statistics pertaining to the National DNA Data Bank.
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