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Forensic Legal Issues in the United Kingdom

Abstract: New scientific discoveries pose a problem for the legal system, and the legal system in the United Kingdom has so far failed to adequately confront the issues. One example is the Shipman, case in which the serial killer Dr. Harold Shipman killed over 200 people, but was only tried for the deaths of 15 because the evidence did not exist at the local level. Not only did the evidence not exist for the court trial, but the deaths of hundreds of people did not signify a problem to local coroners nor to local police forces that there was a serial killer in their midst. This was signified by the fact that only 58 total death certificates were ever filled out for the total number of Shipman


Subcatagory: Forensics


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