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Carole McCartney

Reader, School of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Dr Carole McCartney is a Reader in the School of Law, Northumbria University. Previously senior lecturer in criminal law and criminal justice at the University of Leeds, and Bond University, Queensland, Australia. Carole writes on miscarriages of justice, policing cooperation, and DNA, forensic science and criminal justice more widely. She established an Innocence Project at the University of Leeds in 2005, and was project manager for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report 'The Forensic Uses of Bio-information: Ethical Issues' and the Nuffield Foundation project 'The Future of Forensic Bioinformation'. She is currently working on projects on forensic regulation, the National DNA Database, and attrition in the criminal justice system. She works in the Northumbria University Police Research and Education Network.


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    Reader, School of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle