Dr Carole McCartney
I established an Innocence Project at the University of Leeds in 2005.
I am an EU Marie Curie international research fellow until Sept. 2012 working on a project entitled 'Forensic Identification Frontiers'.
I am an adjunct research fellow at the Australian Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, at Griffith University, Queensland, where I was based 2009-2011.
I am an associate editor for Criminology & Criminal Justice and an author on the ‘International Wrongful Convictions’ Blog.
Scholarly and Research Interests
I have written on Australian justice, Innocence Projects, legal education, and DNA and criminal justice.
I was project manager for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report 'The Forensic Uses of Bio-information: Ethical Issues' and PI on the Nuffield Foundation project on 'The Future of Forensic Bioinformation'.
I have also carried out research projects on legal and forensic science education.
In 2007, and again in 2008, I was awarded University Teaching Fellowships.
I teach the following topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level:
- forensic process
- criminal law
- criminal evidence
- principles of criminal law
I currently supervise PhD students in the area of DNA and the law, and forensic science effectiveness.
I am happy to consider promising research degree candidates in the following fields:
- forensic evidence
- miscarriages of justice
- criminal justice and criminal process
McCartney, C (2006) Forensic Identification and Criminal Justice: Forensic Science, Justice and Risk (Willan Publishing: Cullompton).
McCartney, C. (forthcoming, Autumn 2012) ‘Of Weighty Reasons and Indiscriminate Blankets: The Retention of DNA for Forensic Purposes.’ Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.
McCartney, C. with Williams, R. and Wilson, T. (2011) ‘Transnational exchange of forensic DNA: viability, legitimacy, and acceptability.’, European Journal of Criminal Justice Research and Policy 17(4). pp.305-322.
McCartney, C. with Cassella, J. (2011) ‘Lowering the Drawbridges: Forensic and Legal Education for the 21st Century’, 2(2) Forensic Science Policy and Management 81-93.
McCartney, C. (2006) The DNA Expansion Programme and Criminal Investigations, 46(2), British Journal of Criminology, pp.175-192.
- Room: 2.16, The Liberty Building
- Tel: 0113 34 31618
- Email: C.I.McCartney@leeds.ac.uk