LRCFS research pillars

Our research links across five thematic pillars asking bold questions about the robustness of the science used in the investigation of crime scenes, laboratory analysis and the presentation of scientific evidence within the courts.

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How can we detect physical, chemical, and biological materials that may be relevant to investigations?

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How do we characterise materials that are encountered in investigations so that we created scientifically robust, valid, and reliable data?

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How do we harness the power of AI and data science to compare scientific findings and provide objective comparative opinions?

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Interpretation / evaluation

How do we develop evaluative opinions of the weight of scientific evidence in different case circumstances and activity-based scenarios?

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How can we communicate scientific findings within a case context to ensure that they are transparent and understood by a wide variety of audiences?

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