17th May 2001




Magistrates in Lincoln put on their labcoats and played detective on campus today (17th May).


They took on the role of forensic science students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s Lincoln campus as part of Adult Learners Week (12th to 18th May) to learn about modern crime solving techniques.


‘The Missing Link’ day of events organised by the university’s Department of Biological and Food Sciences allowed them to 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 was a great 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 were a bank manager, a retired teacher and a training consultant. Forensic experts from the university’s BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree were 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