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

2 Sep 2019

Neck vertebrae can potentially determine sex to aid body identification

Research published by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science has determined that cervical vertebrae (found in the neck) have potential to be used as a biological sex determinant in a White Scottish population. Identifying the biological sex of remains is an important process in archaeological and forensic settings. The study evaluated the presence of sexual dimorphism (differences between male and females) and found that there is sufficient variation in the skeletal morphology to potentially use measurements of the vertebrae to distinguish sex. Dr Lucina Hackman, who led the project, said, &ls...

Neck vertebrae can potentially determine sex to aid body identification

16 Aug 2019

‘Citizen Jurors’ sought to influence the future of forensic science research

Members of the public are being sought to help and support the way in which the University of Dundee’s world-leading forensic science research is planned, conducted and communicated. The University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) aims to improve the standards of science underpinning the evidence presented in courts and work closely with stakeholders across the justice system including the judiciary, forensic scientists and the police.  LRCFS is looking for people from in and around the Dundee area to sign up for its newly established ‘Citizens’ Jury&rs...

‘Citizen Jurors’ sought to influence the future of forensic science research

13 Aug 2019

A Nuffield Summer at LRCFS

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science hosted two Nuffield Research Placement students this summer. The students, all about to enter their final year of secondary school, have been working with scientists to design new experiments relating to DNA collection from fingerprints and developing new, portable tools for digital fingerprint collection. Muahid Iqbal from Grove Academy in Dundee and James Tubbrit from Harris Academy in Dundee spent their summer holidays in the laboratory conducting their research with researchers from LRCFS. Their projects will be presented at the Nuffield Placement pos...

A Nuffield Summer at LRCFS

23 Jul 2019

LRCFS at the Royal Society of Edinburgh Tea and Just talk series

This summer you can ask questions to some of the LRCFS team in Edinburgh as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Tea and Just talk series. These free, informal, public events invite members of the public to engage with experts in an informal environment. All events last for approximately 45 minutes other than Murder, Maggots and MR Imaging. Tickets are available for the talks and we would recommend booking before traveling to the event.  Science and Forensic Science Friday 2 August at 16:00  When the law dictates which aspects of science are permitted in front of a court of law, what does this ...

LRCFS at the Royal Society of Edinburgh Tea and Just talk series