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Contact Traces leaves forensic science market

Published: Aug 5, 2015 9:55:17 AM

Blind testing in forensic labs

Published: Aug 5, 2015 9:31:35 AM

FBI notifies crime labs of errors

Published: Jun 15, 2015 9:03:22 AM

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Contact Traces leaves forensic science market

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Forensic fibre examining consultancy Contact Traces has left the forensic science market due to a rapid decline in the use of forensic fibres as evidence by police in the UK. They have explained their decision in a statement on their website.

Blind testing in forensic labs

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Dr Itiel Dror has spoken to Science Magazine about how his research on cognitive bias could lead to the introduction of blind testing in forensic labs, in order to prevent errors from occurring.

FBI notifies crime labs of errors

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The FBI has notified crime labs across the country that it has discovered errors in data used by forensic scientists in thousands of cases. The Washington Post website gives the full story.

Fingerprinting - the UK Landscape

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Helen Earwaker, one of our PhD students, has co-authored a key report on the state of fingerprint analysis in the UK. The report was facilitated by the Forensic Science Special Interest Group.

Flaws in forensic hair analysis

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Our research fellow Dr Georgina Meakin has commented in the New Scientist on the reported flaws in historical hair analysis cases in the US. To read the article, visit the New Scientist website.

SET for Britain

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Dr Georgina Meakin is one of 17 UCL researchers shortlisted to present their research to a panel of expert judges and over 100 MPs in this year's SET for Britain competition. For the full story, see UCL News.

Forensics: The anatomy of a crime

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This exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London runs from 26th February to the 21st June and explores the history, science and art of forensic medicine. Visit the Wellcome Collection website to find out more.

CASE Academy: Forensic Outreach kickstarter project

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Our partner Forensic Outreach are launching an online forensic science school and are looking for people and organisations to join them:

MSc Open Evening 17.02.2015

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We will be holding an open evening at UCL on 17th February 2015, for prospective applicants interested in September 2015 entry for all of our MSc, Diploma and Certificate programmes (MSc Crime & Forensic Science, MSc/Diploma Crime Science, MSc/Diploma Countering Organised Crime & Terrorism). 

The paradigm shift for UK forensic science: Royal Society event

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2nd-3rd February 2015: Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Sue Black OBE FRSE and Professor Niamh NicDaeid. For further details and to register see the Royal Society website.

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