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Prof Carole McCartney

Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr Carole McCartney is a Professor 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 has written on Australian justice, Innocence Projects, 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 completed an EU Marie Curie international research fellowship (2009-2012) on ‘Forensic Identification Frontiers’.  She continues to work on projects around forensic science and miscarriages of justice, biometrics, and science and justice. 

Campus Address

City Campus East, 345



Qualifications

Law PhD November 01 2004

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Effectiveness of the UK National DNA Database, Amankwaa, A., McCartney, C. 2019, In: Forensic Science International: Synergy
  • The UK National DNA Database: Implementation of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, Amankwaa, A., McCartney, C. Mar 2018, In: Forensic Science International
  • Comment: R. (Monica) v DPP (Boyling, interested party) [2018] EWHC 3508 (Admin), Wortley, N., McCartney, C. 30 Jan 2019, In: Criminal Law Week
  • Counter-Terrorism, Constitutionalism and Miscarriages of Justice, Lennon, G., King, C., McCartney, C. 1 Nov 2018
  • The Forensic Science Paradox, McCartney, C. 1 Nov 2018, Counter-Terrorism, Constitutionalism and Miscarriages of Justice, Hart
  • Under the Covers: Covert Policing and Intimate Relationships, McCartney, C., Wortley, N. 1 Feb 2018, In: Criminal Law Review
  • 'All we need to know?' Questioning Transnational Scientific Evidence, McCartney, C., Graham, R. 30 Nov 2018, Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony, Edward Elgar
  • The UK forensic science regulator: A model for forensic science regulation?, McCartney, C., Nsiah Amoako, E. 2018, In: Georgia State University Law Review
  • Trust and the International Exchange of Forensic Information, McCartney, C. 26 Jan 2017, Trust in International Police and Justice Cooperation, Hart
  • Trust in International Police and Justice Cooperation, Mccartney, C., Hufnagel, S. 26 Jan 2017
  • Forensic data exchange: ensuring integrity, McCartney, C. 10 Feb 2015, In: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Enemies of the State and Miscarriages of Justice, McCartney, C., Walker, C. 1 Feb 2014, In: Delhi Law Review

PGR Supervision

  • Emmanuel Nsiah Amoako Start: 01/10/2017
  • Karen Squibb-Williams Start: 01/10/2015
  • Aaron Amankwaa Start: 01/10/2016
  • Carole Burrell Start: 05/03/2019


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