29th November 2005





Forensic Science students at the University of Lincoln have been commended for the quality of their work by Lincolnshire Police.


Dr Mick Carling, Head of Scientific Support at Lincolnshire Police, presented nine students with certificates of commendation in recognition of the quality of their forensic photography work.


The awards were given for the high quality of the work submitted by the students in their forensic photography portfolio.


The portfolio is an integral part of the assessment for the first-year unit in Crime Scene Investigation and only the top students receive a certificate.


The nine students were also taken on a tour of Police Headquarters in Nettleham.


The photography unit is taught by Dave Padley, a forensic photographer with over 20 years’ experience, and co-ordinated by University of Lincoln lecturer Dr Adrian Goodman.


"Collaboration with the local police force really enhances our degree in Forensic Science," said Dr Goodman.


"It provides hands-on experience and important practical skills which today's graduates need to gain employment in an increasingly competitive job market."


Dr Carling added: "We work very closely with the university and we have strong links to the course. We feel it is very important to recognise the students' efforts and in this case the quality of their crime scene photography in difficult conditions was really impressive."


Pictured (left to right) are (back row): Dr Adrian Goodman, students Mark Wilkinson, Clair Diamond, John Seal, Rachel Logan and Sheri Larder; Karen Aistrop, Head of Photography at Lincolnshire Police, and Dave Padley; (front row) students Karen Brown, Lucy Dawson, Dr Mick Carling, Jennifer Pretorius and Caroline Sims.


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