San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How textile fibres help solve forensic investigations
with Dr. Kelly Sheridan, senior lecturer in forensic science
DNA evidence might often provide the ‘who’ in forensic investigations but it can’t answer the often crucial questions of ‘when’ or ‘how’. Increasingly, trace evidence – and in particular textile fibre evidence – is called upon to provide these answers. Textile fibres are readily transferred between people or between a person and an object, and the number and location of fibres can provide a timeframe for when contact took place. As such, textile fibre evidence is commonly encountered in crimes ranging from homicide to road traffic collisions. This seminar will look at the reliability of such evidence and how it can be maximised in forensic investigations.
This event is part of the CRIME STORY Seminars series produced by New Writing North and Northumbria University
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New Writing North and Northumbria University
Newcastle Writing Conference is a partnership between New Writing North and Northumbria University.
New Writing North is the writing development agency for the north of England, and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. www.newwritingnorth.com
New Writing North works with writers to develop career opportunities, new commissions, projects, residencies, publications and live events. It works in partnership with a broad range of organisations, universities, local authorities, regional development agencies, sponsors and media producers to develop opportunities for writers.
Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 34,000 students from 131 countries. The University has over 186,000 alumni worldwide. Northumbria has invested more than £200 million in our estate since 2005 to improve the student experience. Northumbria is ranked top 50 in the UK for research power and had the 4th largest increase in quality research funding (REF 2014). According to Times Higher Education, Northumbria had the biggest rise in research power of any university in the UK. Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the UK for international student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer survey 2015, a rise of 26 places on the previous year.
Northumbria University’s cultural partners include New Writing North, Live Theatre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Tyneside Cinema and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.