Explore our projects below to find out how we are addressing some of the key challenges in forensic science.

Citizens' Jury

Do you want to play a major role in influencing and supporting the way in which forensic science research is planned, conducted and communicated? We are looking for members of the public to play a role on our newly established Citizens’ Jury. Through the Citizens' Jury you will work in partnership with other members of the public, our researchers and some of our stakeholders (these include the judiciary, forensic scientists and the police) to help us plan our research and to aid in the communication of forensic science to the public. You will also get the opportunity to help test and frame some of our future citizen science projects along with putting forward ideas for public events and activities such as our Crime Cafe.  Further details about the Citizens' Jury can be found in the ...

Citizens' Jury

Sole Searching

We need your help to investigate how footwear marks are made. This activity will help us discover what marks are made by different shoes as people move in different ways. It's suitable to use as a classroom activity or try at home and we expect this activity to take around an hour (including discussion). This activity is part of the British Science Week 2019 pack of experiments for Secondary Schools!...

Sole Searching

LRCFS #DataFest19 Hackathon

Get involved with our DataFest 19 Festival Fringe Forensic Hackathon! We want you to come up with new, interesting and different, interpretations of two important forensic science data sets that we have created AND at the end there will be pizza! High quality forensic science is underpinned by reliable data. We need it, for example, in order to be able to calculate the likelihood of someone's DNA profile matching a crime scene sample rather than the DNA profile of a random person. The two datasets we would like you to look at are: • Ballistic analysis of high velocity air pistol pellets • Chemical analysis of ignitable liquids from multiple different sources  ...

LRCFS #DataFest19 Hackathon