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Summer at the CFS

uctckeh2 July 2015

The last two terms have flown by in a flurry of teaching, examinations (marking!), and research, and our MSc students are now busy working on their own research projects. We are very busy planning events and preparing to relaunch our website for September 2015. Here are a few of the conferences and other events we have coming up:

The 9th International Crime Science Conference at the British Library, London on 16th July 2015

SPARK Festival London (UCL Engineering) at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London on 30th and 31st August 2015

The 7th European Academy of Forensic Sciences Conference in Prague, Czech Republic from 6th to 11th September 2015

We are also looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of MSc Crime & Forensic Science students in September 2015, and will be preparing for their arrival over the next couple of months.

Forensic Geoscience: Future Horizons

uctckeh9 December 2014

The London Geological Society’s conference on Forensic Geoscience: Future Horizons took place on Wednesday 3rd December.  It attracted over 100 international delegates with interests in the forensic applications of the geosciences.  UCL graduate students Kirstie Scott, Beth Wilks, Kelly Cheshire and Nadine Smit presented their research at the meeting.  There was a full programme of presentations covering primary research results and casework examples that spanned a wide range of sub-disciplines within forensic geoscience.

For full abstracts please see the website.

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CFS Team at AAFS

uceeanc18 February 2014

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences is currently underway in Seattle. Dr Morgan will be in attendance, accompanied by a group of CFS doctoral students who will be presenting their research.

Helen Earwaker will be presenting her poster titled “Fingermark Submission Decision Making Within a United Kingdom Fingerprint Laboratory: Do Experts Get What They Need?”
Criminalistics Poster Session [Wednesday]

Georgia McCulloch’s presentation is entitled “Is High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) a Useful Addition to Current Geo-Forensic Analytical Techniques?”
Criminalistics Session II [Thursday 1:30pm]

Michaela Regan will be presenting her poster, titled “A Study to Determine the Use of Gunshot Residue Upon Clothing as an Item of Evidence”
General Poster Session [Wednesday]

Sherry Nakhaeizadeh will be giving a presentation on “Cognitive Bias in Forensic Anthropology: Visual Assessments of Skeletal Remains Are Susceptible to Confirmation Bias”
Physical Anthropology [Friday 12:00pm]

Dagmar Heinrich’s presentation is entitled “A “Realistic” Study of Sharp Force Trauma Recognition in Burned Remains: The Forensic Implications”
Physical Anthropology [Saturday 12:15]