5th February 2007

 

A SNAPSHOT ON SCIENCE

(PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE)

 

Police officers from across the country attended a unique course on forensic photography.

 

Police officers from Humberside and Gwent police and vehicle collision researchers from Loughborough University attended the recent three day course at the University of Lincoln.

 

The course is designed to train police officers who are involved in road accident investigations in the practical photographic skills that are essential when investigating road incidents.

 

The University of Lincoln is the only place in the UK to teach a short course in Forensic Photography to police officers.

 

Police officers on the course have to produce a portfolio of photographic evidence and complete a three hour practical test where they have to take a series of photographs of a mock vehicle collision scene.

 

Adrian Goodman, course leader and senior lecturer in Forensic and Biomedical Sciences, said: “The course was a great success and the difficult weather conditions this year made the practical test particularly challenging.”

 

CAPTION: Humberside and Gwent police learn practical photographic skills at the university to improve with the investigation of road traffic accidents.

 

For further information please contact Adrian Goodman on 01522 886026 or email agoodman@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

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Sophie Gayler Press Office Assistant

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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