Judiciary wants more scientific evidence in Courts from TTPS

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Judiciary wants more scientific evidence in Courts from TTPS

The Judiciary wants more scientific evidence coming to the Courts from the TTPS. Court Executive Administrator Master Christie- Anne Morris- Alleyene identified this as one of the challenges facing judicial official in matters coming before the Courts. Appearing before the Joint Select Committee National Security, during an inquiry into the criminal justice system, she said the DPP also identified this as a cause for concern.

She said that police operations in many other jurisdictions focus more on scientific evidence which gives prosecutors more leverage, particularly in plea bargain situations. She said there is a heavy reliance on witness evidence, which is a ‘poker game’ and can be hit and miss. Master Morris- Alleyene also said defence attorneys and their clients are more likely to hedge their bets when coming up against , a heavy dependence on witness statements as the primary source of evidence.