n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - DNA in the Courtroom: Principles and Practice, L. Meintjes-Van der Walt : book review
|Article Title||DNA in the Courtroom: Principles and Practice, L. Meintjes-Van der Walt : book review|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||195 - 196|
ISI Social Science
The importance of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence in assisting either to prove the guilt of an accused person or otherwise altogether exclude him as a suspect is undisputable. The absence of a South African handbook focusing on the practical aspects relating to DNA for court purposes has for years been a shortcoming in this field. With this publication Meintjes-Van der Walt has aimed to produce "an accessible guide to lawyers and presiding officers who come across DNA evidence in practice", and has as its main objective "to form a bridge between the science of DNA and the legal aspects of DNA evidence" (xiii).
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