Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Weekly training modules are based on the textbook: DIGITAL EVIDENCE & eDISCOVERY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA by the Convener of the course Emeka Arinze Esq, LLM, M.I.T (info-tech), CBSP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst), CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator), CFP (Certified Forensic Professional).

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WEEK

12

5 hours to complete
Legal Issues Specific to Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Forensic Evidence See Chapter 12 of the book for further reading

There is no gainsaying that the search for truth and ensuring due process in criminal trial are essentially not only the responsibility of the investigators and prosecutors but also the defence counsel and the courts that preside over the trial. DNA, as a scientific discipline has remained one of the great discoveries of the late 20th century. To most crime investigators, prosecutors, defence counsel and the courts, DNA evidence may seem complex and challenging. As an essential valuable investigatory tool, most lawyers and the court may not be familiar with the actual technology or how scientists use DNA to compare evidence with known samples and arrive at identification conclusions. If such evidence is to be useful in court, scientifically acceptable procedures must exist for concluding that properly performed comparisons can distinguish possible sources

The Focus of this Weekly Module

This week’s module focuses not only the general precepts of DNA technology as investigative and prosecutorial tools but also its admissibility concerns in our courts.

Gains and Benefit

On completion of the lecture as espoused in the video, reading activity, quiz and assessment, you will be able to understand:

  • the basics of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA);
  • DNA Profile and the Forensics Database;
  • the Creation of National DNA Database: A Case for Legislative Frame Work for Nigeria;
  • DNA and Admissibility Issues;
  • foundation for Admissibility of DNA Evidence in Court;
  • presentation of DNA Evidence in Court: Use of Experts
6 Videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
6 videos
The basics of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA);
DNA Profile and the Forensics Database;
The Creation of National DNA Database: A Case for Legislative Frame Work for Nigeria;
DNA and Admissibility Issues;
Foundation for Admissibility of DNA Evidence in Court;
Presentation of DNA Evidence in Court: Use of Experts
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
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