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Dr. Michelle-Therese Stevenson

Biography

Michelle's research focuses on the relationship between science, maths and the law. Her doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Dr Andrea Ryan, investigated the problems surrounding the interpretation of mixed DNA samples. Michelle was awarded the College Medal for Philosophy for her undergraduate degree and she was subsequently awarded both AHSS and School of Law scholarships for her doctoral studies. Her research interests also include criminal law, legal writing and she lectures the Master's module International Comparative Protection of Human Rights Law.

Teaching Interests

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Law 1 and 2
Legal Writing
Legal Writing for International Students

Publications

Book Chapters

2016

The presumption of innocence: confirming the threat of cognitive bias in Ireland
Michelle-Therese Stevenson
(2016) The presumption of innocence: confirming the threat of cognitive bias in Ireland
In Le droit comparé et....; Albarian, Alexis, Moréteau, Olivier, Bonfils, Philippe,(Ed.) Aix-en-Provence : Faculté de droit et de science politique Aix-Marseille Université

2016

DNA Evidence under the Microscope: Why the presumption of innocence is under threat in Ireland
Michelle-Therese Stevenson
(2016) DNA Evidence under the Microscope: Why the presumption of innocence is under threat in Ireland
In Justiciability of Human Rights Law in Domestic Jurisdictions; Diver, Alice, Miller, Jacinta(Ed.) Springer

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

Trial by Hard Numbers and Computer Software? Why the Presumption of Innocence may be Imperilled when Mixed DNA Evidence is Presented in Court
Michelle-Therese Stevenson
(2017) Trial by Hard Numbers and Computer Software? Why the Presumption of Innocence may be Imperilled when Mixed DNA Evidence is Presented in Court
pp. 114-125