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Forensics? What's in a word?

Why get so pedantic about a shorthand term? Terms (and so names) carry weight and they are key factors in defining an identity.

Science and justice: gaps and dialogue

When the report from the Lords inquiry talks about the importance of law professionals needing training, it’s not asking lawyers to become..

Picturing the invisible

We have just finished a two-day workshop that has enthused, refreshed, expanded, and (in a good way) blown my mind. I have been seated...

Achieving interdisciplinary?

The term ‘Interdisciplinary’ is something of a buzz word at the moment – it’s used often and liberally, and makes a huge amount of sense...

Crime Science v Crime Fiction?

I have always enjoyed crime fiction, especially the art of the twist, that one little detail that is revealed at the end that turns...

Misleading evidence? Show me the data?

One of the most tricky questions I get asked is ‘how big a deal is the misinterpretation of forensic science evidence really?’ We all...

The hedgehog, the fox and forensic science?

There are many schools of thought that address leadership in complex environments. I have been really struck by the contrast first...

Cascade bias

‘Cascade bias’ is a relatively new term on the block that we introduced in the literature in 2017. It has great significance for how we...

Forensic science needs answers

There is no doubt that forensic science has had a tumultuous time; just the last 12 months have highlighted high profile cases such as...