International Crime Science Conference 2008


SCIENCE, CRIME and SECURITY: creating sustainable partnerships

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

"This year RCUK promises considerable investment in the security agenda, which offers some major funding opportunities across the whole research field. The final conference session is the focus of this, with three of the major research councils CEOs on the platform to outline the funds available.

"So do take advantage of the chance to create new partnerships and strong bids for some breathtaking research that we can look forward to hearing more about next year." Professor Gloria Laycock, former head of the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science


Welcome from Professor Gloria Laycock
10.30-11.45 Opening session: Back to the drawing board: Crime and the Design Alliance

Chair: Nick Ross

  • Sebastian Conran, Conran & Partners; Ken Pease, visiting professor, UCL
11.45-12.15 Coffee
12.15-13.15 Plenary: Tackling organised crime: new approaches

Chair: Nick Ross

  • Paul Evans, Serious Organised Crime Agency
  • Bruce Ohr, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, US Department of Justice
13.15-14.15 Lunch

Terrorism disruption

  • Griffin: exporting a successful project. Brett Lovegrove, City of London Police
  • AngelFire: technology for multi-sensor persistent surveillance. Dr Dasari Rao, LANL
  • Geospatial structure of terrorist cells. Dr Kim Rossmo, Texas State University

Alcohol: fuel of anti-social behaviour and crime

  • Scatter patterns from beer glasses used as weapons Dr David Lane, Gary Wright, Tony Webb and Sarar Awar, Cranfield University
  • Exploring the effect of alcohol on simulated crowd dynamics and violence using a particle model. Dr Simon Moore, Dr Dave Marshall and Dr Paul Rosin, Cardiff University
  • The effect of the Licensing Act. David Humphreys, University of Cambridge
  • Alcohol and glass - a dangerous mix. Dr Alasdair Forsyth, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

The latest on policing

  • The UK central authority for the exchange of criminal records. Andrea Hyde, ACPO criminal records office
  • Evidence informed policing. David Bradley, Victoria Police, Australia
  • ANPR and the impact on crime. Alina Haines, University of Huddersfield
  • Operation Leopard. Sgt Gavin Brook and Insp Jon Burgess, Essex Police Service

Imaging for public security

  • EFIT-V evolutionary construction of photorealistic facial composites. Ben George and Dr Christopher Solomon, University of Kent
  • Face recognition based on facial composite. Patrick Perrot, Cindy Torres and Hughes Talbot, Institute de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmarie Nationale
  • Getting it write - describing images using special languages. Professor Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College Dublin
  • Public Safety and perceived threat - a framework for identifying suspicious behaviour in CCTV surveillance. Dr Alex Stedmon, Sarah Harris and Anthony Case, University of Nottingham
15.45-16.15 Coffee
16.15-16.45 24 minutes to understanding...
  • The role of forensic accounts in tackling organised crime. Jeremy Outen, KPMG
  • DNA profiling: invaluable police tool or infringement of civil liberties? Katharine Wright, Nuffield Council of Bioethics
  • The forensic life of a sand grain. Dr Ruth Morgan and Dr Peter Bull, UCL and University of Oxford

Designing out crime: evidence based tools for Local Partnerships

  • Crime and layout: putting a design cost on crime. Alain Chiaradia, Space Syntax Ltd and Professor Bill Hillier, UCL
  • Modelling determinants of street crime in the London Thames Gateway. Professor Allan Brimicombe, University of East London

Mapping organised crime

  • Putting organised crime on the map. Gordon Stovin and Chris Davies, West Mercia Constabulary
  • International organised crime or routine activity: the implications for UK policing. Dr Stuart Kirby, Lancaster University
  • Mapping the footfall of organised crime - Project MERCATOR. DCI Simon jones, Leicestershire Constabulary

Security and business

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

Soil forensics

  • Geographic modelling of soil attributes and access for investigative purposes. David Donnelly, Dr Lorna Dawson, Professor David Miller and Dr Lynne Macdonald, Macaulay Institute
  • Plant wax markers: developing methods to compliment mineralogical techniques. Dr Lorna Dawson et al and the SoilFit team, Macaulay Institute
  • Traces of soil from archarological artefacts: a multidisciplinary approach. Evelyne Delbos, Dr Jean Robertson and Dr Lorna Dawson, Macaulay Institute
18.00-18.30 Speaker
  Sir David Phillips, former president of ACPO and former chair of the ACPO Crime Committee
18.30 Drinks reception and canapés
08.45-09.00 Registration and coffee
9.00-10.30 Plenary: when being an island isn't enough

Chair: Professor Gloria Laycock

  • Lin Homer, Chief Executive, Borders and Immigration Agency; Brooke Hoskins, e-borders Programme Director, Trusted Borders for Raytheon Systems Limited; and Christian Dustmann, UCL

e-crime prevention

  • The threat. Andrew Auld, Serious Organised Crime Agency
  • The technical response. Professor John Walker, Secure-Bastion Ltd
  • The policy reponse. Ken Rabey, National E-Crime Prevention Centre

Chemical and biological threat: over blown or over here?

  • The use of advanced detection technology to assist the crime fighter. Dr Rod Wilson, Smiths Detection
  • Overcoming the challenges of breaking into the market with new technology. Billy Boyle, Owlstone
  • Detection, identification and monitoring in the Hot Zone. Stuart Gwilliam, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Forensics and identity

  • Future forensics. Professor Julie Mennell, Northumbria University
  • Probabilistic based fingerprint evidence. David Reynolds, Cedric Neuman and Nicole Egli, The Forensic Science Service
  • Tackling fundamental issues of identification - bone biometrics. Professor Keith Rogers and Sophie Beckett, Cranfield University
  • Lab on a chip: DNA profiling. Kirsty Shaw, University of Hull

KTN location and timing

  • Retaining democratic control over surveillance technology. Dr Ian Brown, Oxford University
  • How do we protect the public and the individual? Gareth Crossman, Liberty
  • Making surveillance work: what are the crucial elements? Professor Martin Gill, Perpetuity
  • A real magic bullet. Dr Shaun Whitehead and Professor Ken Pease, Loughborough University and UCL
12.30-13.30 Lunch

Terrorism prevention and radicalisation

  • Building a research foundation for estimating and deterring the threat of radicalisation. Dr Allison Smith, DHS
  • Radicalisation in the US. Frank Cillufo, The George Washington University
  • A deradicalisation programme in the Middle East. Dr Anne Speckhard, Georgetown University

Latest counter-terrorism technologies

  • Scatter enhanced 3D x-ray imaging for security screening. Professor Paul Evans, Nottingham Trent University
  • Rapid point-of-need testing systems for toxic chemicals. Professor Colin Self, University of Newcastle
  • Developing techniques for multi-lingual information access. Dr Christof Monz, Queen Mary, University of London

Real crime in the digital world

  • Fraud management standard and technology. Andrew Churchill, Telesecure
  • Combining fraud detection methods. Dr Chris Whitrow, Imperial College London
  • Smarter than the Smartcard. Dr Nicholas Courtois, UCL
  • Challenges in digital crime scene management. Mr Sarb Sembhi, Dr Cheryl Hennell and Dr Vasilios Katos, Metis-For

Modelling and risk management

  • Detecting false identity through behavioural patterns. Dr Tossapon Boongoen and Professor Qiang Shen, Aberystwyth University
  • 3D tactics, interdiction and multi-agent modeling. Dr Chris Flaherty, CIP Pty Ltd and Dr Tony Green, University of New South Wales
  • Socio-technical systems modeling at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr Dasari Rao, LANL
  • Resource allocation for counter terrorism security improvements. Gordon Woo, RMS
15.00-15.30 Coffee
Closing session: Global uncertainties: security for a changing world

Chair: Nick Ross

  • Dave Delpy, CEO, EPSRC; Ian Diamond, CEO, ESRC; Philip Esler, CEO, AHRC; Keith Bristow, Chief Constable Warwickshire Police and head of ACPO Violent Crime Portfolio

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