WELLCOME TO FORENSICS

7th Nov – 12th Dec – Huddersfield – Completed

1st March – 5th April – Leicester – Completed

24th May – 28th June – Scunthorpe – In Progress, fully subscribed 

 

The latest “WELLCOME” TO FORENSICSis a two day workshop to be held in London on Tuesday 18th June 2019 and Thursday 20th June 2019. It is free for members of the public and is funded through the Wellcome Trust and WEA. We believe, and we think you will agree, this is going to be a great opportunity to have fun and do something really interesting.

This is an event for adults and there are no requirements as to qualifications or ability, even if you have never studied before you are more than welcome to join us. The only criteria is you should be aged 18 or above. There is definitely no need for any forensic knowledge. Funding is already available and you do not need to make any applications or complete any paperwork to obtain it. Just contact us to register your interest and enrol on the course.

The programme will take place at Harecourt URC Church, 120 St Pauls Road, Mildmay Ward, London, N1 2LR. Each session will run from 10am to 2.30pm. If you do wish to enrol you must be prepared to make your own way to the venue and must sign up to both sessions.

The sessions will be run by Think Forensic’s own staff so you will meet and talk to criminologists, anthropologists, forensic scientists, CSI’s, and crime investigation officers, all of whom have worked in the field.

The sessions will look at many different topics, we have put a basic outline of the programme below, however we may change this around depending on our staff availability.

Session 1 – Introduction to the Course, Forensic Techniques and Anthropology

Tuesday 18th July 2019

Opening of programme, information on WEA and Wellcome Trust followed by introduction to forensics – different branches of forensics, roles, difference between CSI and forensic scientist, types of evidence, case study highlighting team working, budgets and evidence integrity.

Recording evidence, photography and sketch plans

Hands on forensic techniques including;

Fingerprints – developing, lifting, identification and the biology behind prints.

Footwear marks – casting, matching and electronic lifting

Hair and Fibres – microscopic examination, morphology of hair and origins of fires, matching and comparison

Blood Spatter – velocity, direction of travel, weapons, reading patterns.

Anthropology;

Human skeleton – male v female, age, ethnic differences, disease, trauma

Entomology – Insect infestation, indentifications, stages, establishing location and time of death

Archeaology – Techniques and principles, exhumation of articles and bodies

Session 2 – Witnesses, Criminology and Crime Investigation 

Thursday 20th June 2019

Eye Witness – reliability, factors affecting EWT/memory recall,

Interview techniques – research, open questions, behaviour and body language, silence

Compufit and facial reconstructions

Press conferences – relevant release/withholding information, public involvement, format

Geographical Profiling – mental mapping, environment,

Criminal/Victim profiling, life, relationships, employment, influences

Forensic linguistics – profiling via the written word, environment, educational standard, age, employment and hobbies, locality

 

Putting your new learnt skills into practise as you are tasked with processing a crime scene, including identifying, recording, collecting and packaging evidence authentically, Once scenes are processed you will analyse collected evidence and decide on courses of action and investigation to solve the crime. 

If you would like more information contact us on 01484 860599 or email us at hello@thinkforensic.co.uk alternatively you can register your interest in attending the event by clicking here once you’ve done that we will be in touch to let you know if you have been successful.