Future of Law Dundee: What can we learn from the Post Office Horizon IT miscarriage of justice?

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Description

The Post Office IT miscarriage of justice is an over 20-year-long scandal in which over 700 sub-postmasters & sub-postmistresses were prosecuted for theft, false accounting & fraud as a result of a malfunctioning accounting system.

We present a panel discussion on the Post Office Horizon IT miscarriage of justice, and what the legal systems, forensic experts and others can learn from the issues which arose around digital evidence. How we can do better in the future where more automated and AI systems are likely to be used?

Moderator: Prof Angela Daly - University of Dundee Law and Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science
Speakers:
James Christie - independent software testing consultant
Paul Marshall - Barrister, Cornerstone Chambers, assisted pro bono three appellants in the Post Office appeals
Dr Andrew Tickell - Senior Lecturer in Law Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Rachel Menzies, Senior Lecturer in Computing, University of Dundee
Period21 Sep 2022
Event titleFuture of Law Dundee: What can we learn from the Post Office Horizon IT miscarriage of justice?
Event typeOther
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • law
  • forensic science
  • technology
  • digital
  • engagement