UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences


Interpretation of evidence

While we can identify and analyse ever-smaller amounts of trace evidence, very little is known about the human decision-making all along the forensic science process from crime scene to courtroom. Our research seeks to understand and improve decision-making to support the justice system with more accurate and robust forensic science.


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Cognitive issues

Human decision-making is fundamental to the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of evidence. Our research investigates how decisions are made at each stage of the process and how these impact the final conclusions made by those involved.


Inference and Bayesian Networks

Our research into the inferences made in forensic science is essential to understand the value of evidence in reconstructions and decision-making. Our research is investigating the potential of building frameworks to support forensic science decision makers in assessing and presenting clear, transparent and robust evidence.

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Forensic anthropology and archaeology research

Our research focuses on how human bones can be effectively used in forensic reconstructions, both with the application of new technology and by discovering new insights into the interpretation of bone evidence.