to Training, Seminars and Conferences
Forensic Institute is keen to act as a catalyst
in bringing together the legal and scientific
professions to further pursue the aim of “Better
Science, Better Justice”. We have an active,
on-going programme of conferences and seminars
and are particularly keen to work with others
who wish to present similar events.
Our events for lawyers have included a free
seminar series in Glasgow, seminars for the
Law Society of Scotland’s Update series for Lawyers,
and for the Scottish Faculty of Advocates. Topics
are chosen to reflect the diversity of expert
evidence types which we encounter in casework,
ranging from Shaken Baby Syndrome, to drugs on
money, and the issues surrounding the transfer
and persistence of DNA. Presenters, in adition to our in-house scientists, include consultants to The Forensic Institute and external specialists
who are leaders in their field. The seminars
are specifically focussed on issues of interest
to legal practitioners and an opportunity is
always provided for questions and discussions
between presenters and audience-members.
Our academic series on Forensic Science Research
and Training is FORREST,
which is organised through the Forensic Institute
Research Network (FIRN) in conjunction with the
Higher Education Academy (HEA).
We are also pleased to publicise other
conferences of interest to the forensic community.
If you would like to work with us in presenting
a seminar or conference, or to suggest topics
of interest, please contact us for an informal
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Forensic Research & Teaching Conference (FORREST) »
Wileys Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (Ed. A Jamieson and A. Moenssens) >>
Other conferences and meetings »
A lawyer's guide to DNA profiling (pdf) »
Bad Language - an article on the use of terms used to describe scientific evidence >>
So you think DNA is objective? >>
Devil in the detail - on LCN DNA >>