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How Reliable Is a Blood Pattern Analysis

How Reliable Is a Blood Pattern Analysis

Over the last 10 years, blood pattern analysis (BPA)’s foundation in physics and other fields of science has been called into question [1]. Current BPA reconstruction methods utilize straight trajectories in crime scene reconstruction, neglecting to account for the...
Probative vs Prejudicial

Probative vs Prejudicial

The Probative vs Prejudicial nature of any piece of evidence is an issue that arises in almost every criminal trial in Ontario. For a trier-of-fact (either a Judge or members of a Jury) to consider any piece of evidence it must be material and relevant or it is...

Can You Be Convicted Without Evidence?

No competent prosecutor will take a case to trial without some form of evidence. In the absence of evidence, a person cannot be convicted. This is because of the presumption of innocence that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides. The presumption of...

Can Doorbell Cameras be Used as Evidence?

Smart Doorbell Cameras as Surveillance The “smart home” is a growing trend, using connected devices in the home to increase convenience and home monitoring. They can serve to control everything from lights and thermostats to security, at home, or remotely using...