University conference puts violent crime under the spotlight

The Forensic Science Society is holding a one-day Student Conference at the University on Saturday, 4 December 2010 from 9.30am.

The event, entitled ‘Solving Violent Crime’, will take place at the University of Wolverhampton’s City Campus.

Dr Raul Sutton, Head of Forensic and Molecular Science Department of University of Wolverhampton, said: “Students will gain an appreciation of the intelligence that can be provided by different evidence types in cases of violent crime. They will also gain knowledge of evidence types that can be used to support the investigation of violent crime, as well as knowledge of unusual violent crime types and their specific issues.”

Guest speakers include Professor Robert Forrest from Sheffield University, who will discuss Air rage and dealing with violence at 30,000 feet, and Chris Moynehan from LGC Forensics, who will speak about the role of gun shot residue in solving violent crime.

Sadia Razzaq, from the Scientific Recruitment Group, will outline the different jobs available in Forensic Science, while Professor Nick Birch, from the Academic Consultancy Services Ltd, will discuss alcohol and benzodiazepines, a recipe for violence.

The cost for members of the Forensic Science Society is £45, and non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of £65.

Full details are available on The Forensic Science Society website at www.forensic-science-society.org.uk For more information, email conference@forensic-science-society.org.uk or call 01423 506068.

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