11 Jun 2019

Strategic Conversation Report: The Future of Digital Evidence

The proceedings of the Strategic Conversation focusing on digital evidence hosted by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science have been published online. Digital evidence covers data and information both public and private. This area is set to dramatically increase in the comng years with 50 billion devices predicted to be connected through the Internet of Things by 2020. This poses significant challenges for undertaking criminal investigations in an increasingly digital world. Digital data, information, transactions and access have little in common with the physical world and when it comes to s...

Strategic Conversation Report: The Future of Digital Evidence

14 May 2019

Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science Annual Lecture: Justice Tettey

Join Dr Justice Tettey for a talk that will discuss the United Nation's response to emerging drug threats across the globe. About this Event Join us for the 3rd 2019 Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science Annual Lecture, A World Safe From Drugs, with Dr Justice Tettey from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The underlying aim of international drug control efforts is to protect the health and welfare of humankind. However, significant events in global drug markets over the past few years have been associated with increasing incidents of health harms, including fatalities and ...

Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science Annual Lecture: Justice Tettey

2 May 2019

The LRCFS response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report on Forensic Science

The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report ‘Forensic science and the criminal justice system: a blueprint for change’ published on the 1 May 2019 outlines the health of forensic science in the UK. LRCFS contributed written and oral evidence to the committee, where we raised specific concerns around the robustness of scientific evidence and how research into forensic evidence types should be led and conducted. Here we outline our reflections on the report and the recommendations which have important implications for the forensic science landscape across the UK. LRCFS Direc...

The LRCFS response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report on Forensic Science

1 Apr 2019

A new chemical sensor for cocaine

Researchers from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee have developed a new chemical sensor for cocaine that may lead to potential new point of seizure tests for police officers, customs officers, prison officers and medical professionals who routinely test for controlled substances. The new, specific colour-spot test has been developed by Dr Oluwasesan Adegoke and colleagues. Forensic laboratories are often called upon to identify tablets, liquids and unknown powders that may contain a controlled drug but, in many cases, the first responding officers see...

A new chemical sensor for cocaine

25 Mar 2019

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid at the World Science Festival - Disrupting forensic science and playing with fire

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid spoke to ABC Australia Conversations while in Brisbane for the World Science Festival 2019.  She spoke about the work of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science and her work as a Forensic Scientist. The podcast is free and available online at the ABC Australia website.   ...

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid at the World Science Festival - Disrupting forensic science and playing with fire