SECReT student seminars 2011
- On privacy and integrity
- The role of corporate intelligence in tackling organised criminality
- Hotspot mapping, near repeat analysis, and risk terrain modelling
- Myths, misunderstandings and mistakes of jury research
- How to Hunt a Poacher
- Soils ain't soils
- Crime science and epidemiology: Parallel worlds?
- The DNA field experiment and the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS)
- Evaluating DNA evidence from minuscule, degraded and/or mixed crime stains
Soils ain't soils
Publication date: Nov 19, 2010 11:02 AM
Nov 14, 2011 10:30 AM
End: Nov 14, 2011 12:00 PM
Location: Tavistock Square, UCL
Speaker: Professor James Robertson, University of Canberra
Audience: SECReT students
Professor Robertson is currently a Professorial Fellow and Director of the National Centre for Forensic Studies (NCFS) based at the University of Canberra. He is the President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences (and edits its journal), the Vice President of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society and chairs a number of key forensic advisory groups in Australia. He was formerly the National Manager of the Forensic and Data Centres of the Australian Federal Police and has also held the roles of senior forensic scientist and lecturer at the University of Strathclyde.
Professor James Robertson gave a talk on how forensic science has changed over the past 30 years, and what issues are currently being faced, both in the UK and globally by those working in this area. He focused on soil forensics, which is a particular interest of Dr Ruth Morgan who supervises a number of SECReT students.