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SECReT student seminars 2010

Exploring the limits of the justice system in reducing harm

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Start: Dec 7, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Dec 7, 2010 12:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Roger Graeff OBE, crime documentary maker
Audience: SECReT students

The UK’s International Counter-Terrorism Strategy

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Start: Dec 6, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Dec 6, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Speaker: Professor Adam Ogilvie-Smith, UK Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
Audience: SECReT students

How cities can be designed to resist infectious diseases

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Start: Nov 17, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Nov 17, 2011 11:00:00 AM

Speaker: Dr Ka-Man Lai, UCL CEGE
Audience: SECReT students

Dr Ka-Man Lai, Director of the Healthy Infrastructure Research Centre in UCL’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering discussed how a city itself can be treated as a system when designing out attack from infectious agents and bioterrorists. She focused on questions such as ‘Where do infectious agents come from and how they get to us?’ and ‘How does engineering protect us against infectious agents?’

She also discussed future challenges for securing cities such as new and emerging diseases (such as zoonotic diseases), drug resistant bugs, climate change, growing population densities and changes in land use and urbanization. The second part of her talk focused specifically on bioterrorism—using biological agents as weapons that affect humans and/or animals and agriculture. Dr Lai concluded that “Engineering is the core to healthy cities!” and that a ‘Changing world needs new thinking and solutions in order to prepare for future unknowns and uncertainty.’

Advances in fingerprint identification

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Start: Oct 27, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Oct 27, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Mandeep Dhami, Resilience and Security, dstl-MoD Defense Science Technology Lab
Audience: SECReT students

dstl and crime science

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Start: Oct 27, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Oct 27, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Speaker: Jen Le Breton-Edis, Head, Resilience and Security, dstl-MoD Defense Science Technology Lab
Audience: SECReT students

Developing investigative leads through the analysis and interpretation of microscopic trace evidence

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Start: Jul 16, 2010 1:00:00 PM
End: Jul 16, 2010 2:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Dr Skip Palenik, Founder, Microtrace Labs, US
Audience: SECReT students

The work of the FBI lab

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Start: Jul 16, 2010 12:00:00 PM
End: Jul 16, 2010 1:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Dr Chris Hassell, Director, FBI Laboratory
Audience: SECReT students

Cybersecurity futures

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Start: Jul 16, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Jul 16, 2010 12:11:00 PM

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Speaker: Professor Fred Chang, Director, Centre for Information Assurance and Security, University of Texas, Austin
Audience: SECReT students

Statistics and crime

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Start: May 25, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: May 25, 2010 12:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office
Audience: SECReT students

The new national police improvement strategy

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Start: Apr 27, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Apr 27, 2010 12:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Jeremy Crump, Strategy Director, National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA)
Audience: SECReT students

The dark side of creativity

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Start: Mar 23, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Mar 23, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Speaker: Professor David Cropley, Deputy Director, Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia
Audience: SECReT students

Interagency cooperation across the intelligence community

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Start: Feb 23, 2010 11:00:00 AM
End: Feb 23, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Speaker: Sir Stephen Lander, Chair of SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) and former Director-General of MI5 

Case study: HSBC-SAS real time global fraud analysis

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Start: Dec 8, 2010 10:30:00 AM
End: Dec 8, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Laurie Miles, SAS Software
Audience: SECReT student

Dr Laurie Miles, Head of Analytics at SAS Software, the world’s largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market presented on how SAS analytics software is helping to fight crime. The SAS Enterprise Financial Crimes Framework comprises software components designed to detect and prevent financial crimes, as well as manage efforts against them, for organizations in banking, health care, insurance and government.

What is crime science?

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Start: Dec 1, 2010 10:30:00 AM
End: Dec 1, 2010 12:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Nick Ross
Audience: SECReT students

Nick Ross, noted broadcaster and host of BBC’s Crimewatch programme for 23 years, engaged the SECReT students in a discussion about the meaning of ‘crime science’. Nick is credited on Wikipedia as the person who conceived and coined the term ‘crime science’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_Science) , and, in 2001, following the murder of his Crimewatch co-host Jill Dando, helped set up the Jill Dando Trust which funded the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, the first university department in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime (and the department out of which UCL SECReT has now been established). Nick focused his discussion on a recent docu-study that he carried out, in the town of Oxford looking at the prevalence of crime in the town centre, examining how many types of crime either go unreported or are misreported.

The security research agenda at a global bank

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Start: Nov 24, 2010 10:30:00 AM
End: Nov 24, 2010 12:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Nicholas Alston, Goldman Sachs
Audience: SECReT students

Crime and the decriminalisation of cannabis

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Start: Oct 20, 2010 10:30:00 AM
End: Oct 20, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Speaker: Professor Imran Rasul, UCL Economics

Audience: SECReT students

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