Research seminars

The CFS research seminar series aims to promote cutting edge forensic science research being carried out by UCL academics and others. They are normally held on Wednesdays at 4pm during term time. To register an interest in attending, please join our mailing list. Previous seminars have included:

Evaluation of evidence of cocaine on banknotes

13th March 2013: Professor Colin Aitken (University of Edinburgh) gave a talk on the use of statistics in evaluating forensic evidence. 

The courtroom - where justice is played out?

6th March 2013: Dr Peter Bull (University of Oxford) gave a talk examining whether the courtroom is an arena where justice is played out from the stance of the expert witness, especially that of a forensic geoscientist.

Forensic medical science - the ageing of bruising

21st November 2012: Professor Peter Vanezis (Queen Mary, University of London) gave a seminar on the current research into how the colour of bruising on a person's body can aid forensic medical scientists with their investigations.

Forensic computing - a beginner's guide

9th May 2012: Mr Denis Edgar-Nevill (Canterbury Christ Church University) gave a seminar on the topic of computer forensics.

The Bayes and Law Network

21st March 2012: Professor Norman Fenton (Queen Mary, University of London) gave a seminar on his current project the Bayes and Law Network.

Evaluating DNA evidence from miniscule, degraded and/or mixed crime stains

14th December 2011: Professor David Balding (UCL Genetics Institute) gave a seminar on his current research into the interpretation of DNA profile evidence.

Myths, misunderstandings and mistakes in jury research

19th October 2011: Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Judicial Institute) gave a seminar on her current research into juries and forensic science.

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