Welcome to the second issue in our Understanding Forensic Analysis series of comics! These have been created by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science and The Scottish Centre for Comics Studies at the University of Dundee and are based on the judicial primers produced in collaboration between members of the judiciary, the Royal Society, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and the Lord President of Scotland have worked together with the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh to create a series of judicial primers to assist the judiciary with better understanding of scientific evidence in the courtroom. They were written by leading scientists and members of the judiciary, and peer reviewed by practitioners, scientists and judges. The aim of the primers is to present clear, scientifically accurate information and to address the limitations and challenges associated with applying scientific evidence in a courtroom. The Understanding Forensic Analysis comic series led by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee reinterprets the primers in order to visualise these issues and challenges for a wider audience.
Understanding Forensic DNA Analysis is an examination of the use of DNA as forensic evidence. It explores current practice and considerations in interpretation of DNA evidence as well as