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Flinders University’s Law
School and Anglicare SA
have combined to develop
the Southern Justice Network
(SJN), an initiative that draws
together individuals and
organisations with an interest
in the justice system in
Adelaide’s Southern region.
The SJN will be launched by
Flinders... Read more
As South Australia prepares to overhaul legislation
regulating criminal identification parades, Flinders
psychologist Professor Neil Brewer, an international expert
on factors affecting eyewitness reliability, is backing a
move to photographic, computer-based line-ups.
“South Australia has a unique chance to set world
standards,” Professor Brewer said.
Professor Brewer will present a public lecture at 5.30pm
on May 10 at Flinders University Victoria Square on
“Mistaken identity: How to use police line-ups to nab the
bad guy, not the good guy”.
The mixed record of accurate identification from line-
ups has profound consequences for the criminal justice
system, and the lecture’s primary audience will be
prosecution and defence lawyers, police, judges and
“The lecture will be a distillation of what the... Read more
An Australian research team led by Flinders
University researchers has discovered two new
genes that could open the way to new treatments for
Their findings are published online this week in the
prestigious international science journal, Nature
The study established that 18 per cent of the
population carry risk variants at these two genes,
making them up to three times more likely to develop
severe glaucoma than those that don’t.
Other unknown factors also influence the overall risk
for an individual.
The team, headed by Associate Professor Jamie Craig
and Research Fellow Dr Kathryn Burdon from the
Department of Ophthalmology at Flinders University,
involved groups from five other.... Read more
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