7 December 2011Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm
Venue: Octagon, Queens' Building, Mile End Campus
Criminal Justice Centre - invitation only event for members of the Bayes and Law research network
1.45-2pm Arrival, tea and coffee
2pm Introduction: Professor Norman Fenton and Amber Marks: technical and legal issues surrounding the use of Bayes.
2.15pm Keynote speech: Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator: ‘The role of the Forensic Science Regulator and quality standards in forensic science.’
2.30pm Speech: Karen Squibb-Williams, Strategic Policy Advisor, Crown Prosecution Service
2.45-3pm Speech: Maura McGowan QC, Criminal Bar Association
3pm Open discussion on research objectives: Chair Norman Fenton
It is the organisers’ hope that participants will bring ideas for empirical research they would like to be involved in which address the following research themes:
- Research theme 1: What is the scope of the evidence Bayesian reasoning should be applied to?
- Research theme 2: How best to present Bayesian evidence (considering both the investigative and evaluative stages of the criminal justice process).
4.45pm Chair rounds up: the way forward.
5pm – 6pm Drinks and informal discussion.
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For more information about the Bayes and Law network, including how to join, see https://sites.google.com/site/bayeslegal/.