“One of the most useful meetings I’ve attended.”
(Comment from a FORREST attendee)
RESearch and Teaching (FORREST) is an annual
international academic conference of interest
to academics, lawyers, law enforcement, and forensic
practitioners, organised jointly by The Forensic
Institute Research Network (FIRN) and The Higher
Education Academy (HEA) in the UK.
For more information visit
the FORREST page.
Introduction to FIRN
The Forensic Institute is committed to the improvement of the science of forensic science and its presentation in Court. We have a number of programmes encouraging and assisting research
and development in current and new areas of science which
will have forensic applications. We created The Forensic
Institute Research Network (FIRN) which is an international
collaboration of universities created in
2004, with the single aim:
“To improve the quality and quantity of forensic
science research and teaching.”
As with most areas of our work, we are always pleased to hear from potential partners and from those who wish to support us in delivering this aim.
We are also pleased to support projects and research designed to assist forensic science. For example, the proposal to develop a Human Taphonomy Facility.
The Forensic Research and Teaching Conference (FORREST) is the main conference for FIRN, supported by a series of Regional Student Conferences in which we sponsor prizes for the best student presentations..
Call for Papers
We are delighted and excited
to announce our intention to develop the open access On-line
Journal of the Forensic Institute.
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