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ILAWS contributes to new forensic science research

Published: 13 December 2013

Professor Steve Saxby from ILAWS has taken part in a multidisciplinary workshop in Edinburgh involving academics, police officers and other specialists to formulate and develop new research in the field of forensic science.

Steve was a member of the team which worked on a project to investigate data sources and evidence types for big data analysis. It will now be written up by colleagues at the University of Strathclyde into a proposal for funding to be considered in 2014.

“IT and telecoms lawyers have much to contribute to this research,” he explains. “Much work is already underway at ILAWS and we are delighted to be involved with this initiative.”

The project would link specialist lawyers with academic experts in maths, statistics and economics as well as criminologists, crime scene investigators and forensic scientists. Working with professional software companies, they would use a range of data sources including CCTV images and evidence from DNA and telecoms to analyse behaviour and profile offenders.

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