Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute

The Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching centre coordinated jointly by the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Social Sciences.

The goal of the Institute is to bridge the gap between academic research and forensic practice by supporting forensic research and teaching across the University and making research and innovation available to key stakeholders within the Criminal Justice System. 

The Forensic Science Institute can draw on skills and expertise from many disciplines across the University of Leicester and also from partner institutions and law enforcement agencies, both in the UK and overseas. We can bring these resources together to provide criminal justice agencies with a world class service in three main areas of forensic science:

Some universities consider their primary purpose to be high quality research, others concentrate on excellent teaching. Here at Leicester we think that the two are not only complementary, they are inseparable. We believe that teaching is more inspirational when delivered by passionate scholars engaged in world-changing research – and that research is stronger when delivered in a multidiscipinary academic community.


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