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Café Science Dundee: The Future of Crime Scene Investigations

Café Science Dundee: The Future of Crime Scene Investigations

Roy Mudie, University of Dundee

Date: Monday 17 Sept 2018

Time: 7pm 8pm

Venue: Avery & Co, 34 South Tay St, Dundee, DD1 1PD

Real-life crime scenes are so very different from how you see them on TV. We are all familiar with the typical crime scene in TV and films, featuring white-suited experts working indoors, in a large, tidy space that happens to have a dead body in it. Real crime scenes can be cluttered, cramped, noisy and chaotic, and forensic experts need all the help they can get when recording all of the data at the scene.

New technology may be able to help build a better picture of crime scenes. Using mobile devices to show investigators where different evidence was found, whilst still on the scene, could help locate additional evidence and build a case. But this new technology might prove to be more of a distraction and hasn’t yet been tested in real-life, so we’re testing out how this works in the forensic labs of Dundee.

Join us for this talk from Roy Mudie, from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, at the University of Dundee, as he talks about his research in to new technologies, like augmented reality, and the future of crime scene investigations.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but please do arrive early.  

Website: www.cafesciencedundee.co.uk

Phone Number: 01382 386669

Email contact: cafescience@dundee.ac.uk