Author: James Morphett

April 25, 2024

Challenges of DNA before New Zealand courts

The R v Wells conviction contains scientifically problematic features, most notable was a novel concept around "fragile sperm", in support of possible sperm, when it was concurrently acknowledged that no sperm had in fact been detected. The expert acknowledged that there was no data supporting the theory. Such speculation by...

February 27, 2024

Sexual Assault Defence – DNA

DNA evidence is heavily relied upon in the Australian courts when it comes to sexual assault matters. We provide reliable answers to the critical sexual assault defence questions of “who” and “how” when it comes to DNA and body fluids. In this article, we cover a specific sexual assault case...