Identification Network

The identification network brings together molecular, mathematical, biomedical, imaging, anthropological and legal concepts and expertise to explore advances in identification of individuals, including living people of unknown identity and origin, historical figures, casualties of conflict or the victims of violent crime or natural disaster. Network lead: Prof Rob Hillman

Identification Network

2018-2019

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The Project

The identification network brings together molecular, mathematical, biomedical, imaging, anthropological and legal concepts and expertise to explore advances in identification of individuals, including living people of unknown identity and origin, historical figures, casualties of conflict or the victims of violent crime or natural disaster.

Network lead: Prof Rob Hillman

"This is a lively and interactive community with a real sense of purpose. The intention is that our Network can develop strong links with both the researchers and practitioners, to the benefit of all parties." Rob Hillman.

Upcoming Events

Fingerprint Industry / Academia Conference

Friday 26th July 2019.

Identification network plans to build up on the success of last year's Fingerprint Industry / Academia Conference and host this conference again this year with representatives from UK and European Universities, the forensic industry, the police and the government.

The Identification Network will be hosting a series of events throughout the year to collaborate between the themes of physical, biological and social sciences. View the LIAS eventspage for updates and other events.

Previous Event Outcomes

Identifying, treating and preventing FGM

Friday 28th June 2019.

This interdisciplinary symposium brought together leading practitioners and academics in the fields of medicine, law and social sciences to examine the topic of FGM, exploring the difficulties which arise in relation to the identification and treatment of the victims of FGM; the domestic and international law frameworks and legal difficulties which have arisen in relation to the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of FGM, and in child protection cases, and the social and cultural context within which FGM is performed, considering best practice and possible medical, legal and social solutions. Speakers included: Professor Janice Rymer (Vice President, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Dr Cornelia Wiesender (Leicester Royal Infirmary), Marge Berer, Dr. Charlotte Proudman (Goldsmith Chambers), Dr. Loveday Hodson (University of Leicester), Sean Callaghan (28toomany) Lottie Hughes (LIAS) and Professor Hazel Barnett (Coventry University).

 

Identification Network Welcomes Fingerprint Researchers in an Academia/Industry workshop.

Thursday, 05th July 2018

The University of Leicester's Identification Network Academia/Industry workshop for fingerprint researchers and practitioners hosted over 50 attendees representing UK and European Universities, the forensic industry, the police and government in the use of fingerprints and related methods for the identification of individuals. Read the outcomes here:

PDF document icon Identification Network Welcomes Fingerprint Researchers. Article. .pdf

 

News

Filming Points of View at University of Leicester

On the 28th of April 2019, a segment from BBC1’s Points of View (Episode 2) was filmed at University of Leicester. A preview of their new forensic documentary series - Forensics: The Real CSI, Episode 1 was shown to a forensic audience followed by interviews to ascertain the opinions of Prof Rob Hillman, Prof Turi King, Chloe Davis (Forensic PhD) and Arjun Basi (MChem project student).

If you would like to view this programme please follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004wp3/points-of-view-2019-episode-2

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