Appointed a decade ago, the highly respected expert overhauled the province’s forensic-pathology system in the wake of the scandal around Charles Smith, the pathologist whose rush to blame caregivers for children’s deaths led to several miscarriages of justice.
Smith sometimes cited foul play when accident had resulted in a child’s death.
Although she was convicted, this was overturned by the Court of Appeal.
This case determined that being topless is not indecent within the meaning of the Criminal Code.
Topfreedom in Canada has largely been an attempt to combat the interpretation of indecency laws that considered a woman's breasts to be indecent, and therefore their exhibition in public an offence.
In British Columbia, it is a historical issue dating back to the 1930s and the public protests against materialistic lifestyle held by the radical religious sect of the Freedomites, whose pacifist beliefs led to their exodus from Russia to Canada at the end of the 19th century.
However, it did not establish any constitutional right of equality.
This case subsequently led to the acquittal of women in British Columbia and Saskatchewan who faced similar charges.
The bruises were actually the effects of insect bites, while the victim had a history of mental illness and had once before run unclothed through the woods, says a newly published study of the case.Of 32 sexual homicides in this period, 13 were the work of killers who have been caught.With new research based in part on new insights into psychopathy, Prof.As many as five serial killers who operated in London, Ont., between 19, might be still alive and free, according to a new book by a police officer turned criminologist who describes the city as a serial killing capital.Isolated between Detroit and Toronto, but linked by new highways in the 1950s, the university town fits the mould for serial killer incubation, according to Michael Arntfield, formerly of the London Police Service, now a professor at Western University with broad interest in criminology and forensic techniques.In one unsolved murder, for example, a teenager named Jacqueline English was last seen in October, 1969, leaving work, crossing a highway overpass, and getting into a vehicle.