Julie Szego began her career as a lawyer before she switched to journalism. She spent 12 years at The Age newspaper where she held various roles including social affairs reporter, senior writer, leader writer and columnist.
True Crime book analysing the trial and conviction of a young man for rape, based on one piece of evidence only - a DNA sample.
From the Blurb:
On 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub.
Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime.
But the Prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA.