At the Scene of the Crime
26 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$20
Forensic science plays a critical role in solving crime, and a criminal justice system without forensic science is unthinkable today. It is an adage that forensic science begins at the crime scene, as a successful criminal investigation hinges on appropriate crime scene processing. While this stage is key to many fictional investigations, it is too often portrayed in a simplistic or unrealistic manner. In this presentation Professor Simon Lewis will explore the fundamental philosophy and processes of modern-day crime scene investigation, illustrated through the use of relevant case studies.
Professor Simon Lewis leads the Forensic and Analytical Chemistry Research Group within the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. His research is focussed on chemical techniques applied to forensic analysis, particularly in relation to chemical trace evidence and latent fingermarks. His activities in forensic science and chemistry education have been recognised by a number of awards at the university and national level. He is currently the Vice-President of the WA Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society. Simon can be followed on Twitter @simonwlewis.
Cost: $20 (includes drinks and a light supper).
Book your tickets via the Rockingham Writers Centre.