International Crime Science Conference 2009


SCIENCE, CRIME and SECURITY: from global to local

Conference Chair: Professor Gloria Laycock
Programme Chair: Dr Herve Borrion


Opening address
   Dr John Reid, MP
10.30-11.45 Opening session: From global to local

Chair: Professor Gloria Laycock

  • Organised Crime: damaging people. Bill Hughes, Director General, SOCA
  • Organised crime: damaging places. Andrew Lauterback, Interpol
10.45-11.15 Coffee

Science for security

  • Complex systems. Professor Neil Johnson, University of Miami
  • IEDs overview: DHS Centre of Excellence in Explosives. Professor Jimmie Oxley, Rhode Island University
  • Discussant: Professor Marshall Stoneham, UCL

Global economy, local crime

  • Copper theft. Dr Jyoti Belur, UCL Department of Security and Crime Science
  • Crime and the recession. Professor Graham Farrell, Loughborough University
  • Discussant: John Elliot, Chief Economist, Home Office

Security and business

  • How to fund my idea and enter the marketplace. Global Security Challenge and London Business School

Securing the high seas

  • Satellite contributions to maritime domain awareness. Dr Peter Mouginis-Mark, University of Hawaii
  • Active and passive RF sensing for maritime security. Dr Karl Woodbridge, UCL
12.15-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.20 Plenary session: gangs and guns

Chair: DAC Sue Akers

  • Professor David Kennedy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Against gangs and guns: UK experience

  • Strathclyde perspective. Ms Karyn McCluskey, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
  • London perspective. C/Supt Mark Toland, Brent Borough
  • Merseyside perspective. C/Supt Steve Moore, Merseyside Police

Detecting and tracking intruders

  • Technologies and strategies for offender management. Dr Malcolm Roberts, Guidance Ltd; Steve Green, Guidance Monitoring

ICT: securing the user

  • Detecting malicious behaviour at a [key]stroke. Dr Mike Dowman, University of Abertay
  • Opportunities for perfect crime. Dr Nicholas Courtois, UCL
15.30-16.00 Coffee

Safe and the city

  • The design and evaluation of physical protection systems. Mary Lynn Garcia, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Protecting our crowded places from terrorism. Chris Philips, NaCTSO

Detection of explosives and illicit materials

  • Towards a cost-effective THz system. Dr Cyril Renaud, UCL
  • The role of tomosynthesis in security scanning. Dr Caroline Reid, UCL
  • Uses of hair as forensic evidence. Professor Jimmie Oxley, Rhode Island University

Tackling serious crime using forensics

  • Geology and the search for human remains. Dr Alastair Ruffell, Queen's University
  • On soil forensics. Professor Karl Ritz, Cranfield University
  • Church roof lead thefts. Professor Sarah Hainsworth, University of Leicester
17.15 Drinks reception and canapés

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