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Beyond Forensics: Non-traditional approaches to forensic science

A FREE seminar programme, spanning FEE's four key pillars, provides valuable education, networking and professional development opportunities for all event attendees. 

The content is carefully curated, in collaboration with our partners at Florida International University, inviting world-class speakers and leading organisations to share their latest findings and learnings in a range of interactive session formats.

Seminar sessions, which take place in the exhibition area, are available to all visitors and exhibitors. The full 2021 programme will published in due course.

Speaker enquiries

If you are interested in presenting at FEE, a call for speakers will run in February 2021 allowing you to submit a proposal. To be notified when applications open, please  register your interest.

Example speakers

DS Nina Sunde

DS Nina Sunde

Lecturer – Norwegian Police College University


Session information: 

Digital evidence and human error - how reliable is the digital forensic examiner?

Recently, much attention has been focused on the processes in which digital forensic investigations are conducted and the people conducting them. As technological development accelerates and provides new investigative tools, we must ensure digital forensic examiners are held to the same scrutiny as their traditional counterparts. Detective Superintendent Sunde will ask the question - ‘how reliable is the digital forensics examiner?

Jeff Gurvis

Jeff Gurvis

Co-Founder – Visionations


Session information: 

AI and the Future of Forensic Science and Crime Scene Response

Nearly every industry is rapidly adopting Artificial Intelligence to improve services and analytics. Forensic Science and Crime Scenes will be no exception. As technology incorporates these tools, workflows and methodologies will change, ideally for the better. Jeff will discuss what AI is and how it will impact forensic science and crime scene response. 

Dr Gill Tully

Dr Gill Tully

Forensic Science Regulator, UK Home Office – Arm’s Reach Body


Session information: 

Reforming forensic science in UK criminal justice system – progress and recommendations

Following a lengthy inquiry into forensic science standards within the criminal justice systems, a House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee released their findings in 2019 and recommendations for revitalising UK forensics. Dr Tully will deliver a keynote address to provide her perspective on the progress that has been made and the routes toward further improvement.

Jo Ashworth

Jo Ashworth

Head of Transforming Forensics – National Police Chief’s Council


Session information: 

Transforming Digital Forensics

Forensics is an integral part of policing which faces the challenges of an increasingly digital world. Our forensic service needs to modernise, to become more efficient and effective, taking advantage of leading edge technology and innovation to respond to present and future demands. Jo will discuss the programmes progress in creating services which are mobile, agile, exploit technological developments, champion research and development and deliver quality and innovation across the board.

Content Themes

Increasing globalisation has facilitated a more complex form of crime that does not respect national borders. At the same time, the privatisation of forensic analysis has led to disjointed operations between police, labs, and academic researchers. This impacts the development of techniques, the identification of useful testing, and the packaging and storage of crucial evidence.

FEE will bring together leading experts and innovators from the areas of law enforcement, industry and academia to debate these challenges and innovations to overcome them. The 2021 theme will focus on emerging forensic technologies and how they can be effectively incorporated while maintaining uncompromising standards.

Day One

reliability

Reliability in digital forensics

Day Two

improvement

Improving forensic science standards

Day Three

New tech

New threats | New technologies

How to attend

FEE attracts more than 1,000 industry-specific attendees who return to their projects and facilities better equipped to enhance their respective capabilities.

Registration for the event will open in spring 2021. The FEE exhibition, including the co-located Counter Terror Expo show, and showfloor seminars, are free to attend

To receive relevant updates via email, including notification of when registration opens, please register your interest via the button below.

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Seminar discussion topics include...

  • Re-evaluating standards in traditional and digital forensics 

  • Lab accreditation

  • Portable and field forensics 

  • Funding essential domestic R&D to transform frontline practices

  • Ethics and bias in forensic analysis and DNA sharing

  • Rapid DNA modelling