Homicide - The Crime Scene

Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 17:30 GMT

There is often more than one crime scene in a homicide. In addition to where the body was found, there may be the scene where the earlier assault took place or where a body has been moved as well as the blood trail. We will be discussing how you can study the crime scene to answer the question – What was really going on here? We will be looking at cold case reviews, how cases went wrong and how to put them right.

Siobhan Grey QC is a barrister specialising in homicide cases on behalf of the Defence.

Tracy Alexander has worked in forensic science since 1992. Her original post with the Met Police Service Directorate of Forensic Services incorporated fingerprint expertise and crime scene skills after which she progressed to working on major homicide investigations. She was the head of the Forensic Intelligence Bureau where she worked on multiple projects including the National Ballistics Intelligence Service and DNA search tools for mass fatalities.

Her current post is Director of Forensic Services at the City of London Police, which comprises high tech digital and cyber crime, coronial investigations, scenes of crime, fingerprint bureau, chemical enhancement laboratory and collision investigation unit.

Tracy is a Fellow of King’s College London, the President of British Academy of Forensic Scientists, a trustee and advisory panel member of Inside Justice and a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Scientists.

 

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