Projects in Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Our research projects are undertaken by a team of principal investigators, research assistants, postdoctoral researchers, learning technologists, public engagement experts, PhD and MSc researchers.

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All of our research has practitioner input and the specific project areas are influenced by the outputs of strategic conversations which encompass the views of the whole crime scene to court ecosystem in challenge focused discussions. All projects are aligned to the five LRCFS thematic research pillars (detection, recognition, comparison, interpretation/evaluation and communication) and some of our work spans more than one thematic pillar.

Strategic Conversations

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A strategic conversation is a bringing together of people with different expertise and opinions to collectively change a mindset and to work together to profoundly bring about positive change.

Strategic Conversations

Focused research projects

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Learn more about our focused research projects

Student research in LRCFS

Active projects

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We explore the requirements needed in the interaction of new scientific and digital technologies with legal frameworks, the legal system and the justice system.

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We are exploring the strengths and weaknesses of algorithms and software programs used to interpret complex DNA mixtures (samples that contain DNA from more than one person).

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We generate accessible data sets to aid forensic science research. These include chemical and biological data, physical evidence (such as ballistics and footwear) and biometric samples.