9th May 2001




Magistrates in Lincoln are to become university forensic science students for the day on Thursday 17th May as part of Adult Learners Week (12th to 18th May).


They will get ‘on the case’ at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s Lincoln campus in ‘The Missing Link’ day of events to learn about modern crime solving techniques.


Labcoats and safety spectacles will be the order of the day as the JPs learn about finger printing techniques, practicals to determine the perpetrator of a theft, foot and shoe print assessment techniques and biological techniques including the DNA database.


“It’s great to have this opportunity to share our experiences,” said Dorothy Gennard, Forensic Science lecturer. “It will certainly be a very positive lifelong learning experience on both parts.”


Amongst those taking part in the event organised by the university’s Department of Biological and Food Sciences are the chief executive of the Co-op, a bank manager, a retired teacher and a training consultant.


Forensic experts from the university’s BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree will be on hand to guide them through the tasks.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk