Scandal in the Forensics
Author Drewe Rooke outlines it all in a book titled: A Witness of Fact: The peculiar case of chief forensic pathologist Colin Manock
The veracity of Colin Manock’s work in forensic pathology is now under the microscope following rising concerns that he did not have the expertise nor specialist knowledge in forensic pathology when in charge of South Australia’s forensic pathology services from 1968 to 1995. An upsurge of calls for retrial of crime case settlements based on his forensic findings are now in the offing, some cases as far back as this period. Even judges in the supreme court are joining the calls for a closer review of these cases. Author Drew Rooke says there are too many questions about Manock’s past.
Reporter/Producer: Ele Godley Interviewee: Drewe Rooke