Research Tuesdays: CSI Adelaide

As the success of TV series like Silent Witness and CSI proves, the world’s hooked on small-screen forensics.

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But as this special Research Tuesdays Forum will show, our local expertise renders these stylised fictions dull by comparison. Featuring presentations from leading forensics-focused University of Adelaide researchers, you will hear how:

  • dental evidence is gathered and analysed to identify bodies, interpret bitemarks and inform profiling
  • advanced DNA-analysis is identifying highly-degraded human remains from as far back as WWII
  • detailed soil analysis has helped solve a range of recent and cold-case homicides in Adelaide and interstate
  • investigative breakthroughs are increasingly coming through identification of individuals from body-part measurements obtained in images.

Associate Professor Jeremy Austin from the Environment Institute will be presenting, along with Professor Rob Fitzpatrick and Dr Teghan Lucas.

When: Tuesday 12 April 2016, 5:30-7pm
Where: The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus
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