14th March 2005
Forensic science is an integral part of criminal investigations but how much do you know about it?
part of National Science Week 2005, the
Entitled ‘The Colourful World of Forensic Science’, the lecture will show how forensic scientist uses the detection and measurement of colour to provide data that can be used as evidence in court.
Many coloured items we consume or come into contact with every day such as foods, drinks, clothing, cosmetics and documents appear frequently in casework examinations.
Forensic scientists also make use of colour to detect non-coloured materials such as drugs, gunshot residues and DNA, or to enhance marks and impressions such as fingerprints.
This lecture will trace the history of dye analysis as practised in forensic science. Casework examples will illustrate how research has, in some cases, been able to achieve the forensic scientist’s dream of non-destructive, in-situ methods for the trace analysis of colourants.
White gained his PhD from
has worked at Glaxo Laboratories and the Metropolitan
Police Forensic Science Laboratory and was the Director of the Forensic Science
Unit at the
lecture takes place in the
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