6 Dec 2019

Gold Engage Watermark for the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

The University of Dundee’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) has received the highest possible commendation for its public engagement work. The Centre has been awarded a Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). LRCFS’s work has seen forensic science and legal practitioners as well as citizens play an active role in helping to improve the use and understanding of science in the justice system. Engage Watermarks are given to higher education institutions in recognition of their strategic support...

Gold Engage Watermark for the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

2 Dec 2019

Secret Santa Sleuth: Festive Fingerprints

This Christmas we know lots of people will be taking part in Secret Santa. The most fun part (other than the gift) is working out who your gift is from. As a team of forensic scientists and researchers’ we’ve got a new twist on Secret Santa that involves a little detective work involving festive fingerprints!   Rather than signing your gift mark it with a fingerprint and you can get creative with your gift-tag designs! It’s pretty straightforward to capture a good fingerprint to use on a gift tag using a stamp pad. The trick is not to put too much ink on your finger but enough s...

Secret Santa Sleuth: Festive Fingerprints

30 Oct 2019

Forensic Science at the Festival of the Future Dundee

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science had a busy weekend at the Festival of the Future in Dundee on the 19 and 20 October where we launched two brand new public engagement activities. Our Premier of The Evidence Chamber, which was created with ex-theatre company FanSHEN, ran on both days at the Sheriff Court. At this event members of the public acted as 'jury' members and interpreted Expert Witness statements on different scientific evidence types. This experience is also contributing to research work in the area of communication of forensic science. Members of the public were also invited to...

Forensic Science at the Festival of the Future Dundee

16 Sep 2019

Forensic Science Week 2019

The 15 -22 of September is Forensic Science Week!  We want you to join us this week to explore some of our work and contribute to forensic science experiments. At the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee we are carrying out research to raise the standards of forensic science used in our courts. We are a £10 Million Centre funded by the Leverhulme Trust with aims of disrupting the current landscape and forensic science ecosystem. We have research projects investigating new methods for the transfer and persistence of evidence, enhancing the detection of illic...

Forensic Science Week 2019

9 Sep 2019

LRCFS at the Festival of the Future Dundee

The Levehulme Research Centre for Forensic Science has created two brand new experiences for the Festival of the Future Dundee. Both events are participatory and involve getting to grips with scientific evidence! Try The Evidence Chamber where you will act as a fictional jury, reviewing evidence presented as part of a fictional case. What will you decide? This event was created with created with ex-theatre company Fanshen  Join our Three Act Robbery where you can help our forensic science researchers analyse evidence from a curious fictional case! You can see the full programme of...

LRCFS at the Festival of the Future Dundee