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A general talk on the secrets of the real CSI. I explain that the criminals who feature in my books didn’t get away with their crimes (ranging from robbery to murder), but were all caught because of the expertise of forensic scientists. I run through a selection of cases from my books chosen specifically for each audience. Cases range from rape cases with extraordinary use of DNA sciences (for general public audiences) to the chocolate factory robbery where the burglar robbed the safe but also sampled the wares and was caught by his teethmarks (for secondary students). Depending on the audience, I might include historical mysteries such as the forensic Egyptologist who investigated the cause of death of a child mummy.
A writers workshop for emerging writers interested in the true crime genre. Topics: What’s the crime? The most well known true crime books are perhaps Underbelly and Chopper, but true crime can also cover historical and semi-scientific narratives. What true crime writers need to know – your library and research tools. Knowing your audience – who will want […]
Session description: A session for teachers and students of legal studies, using real life cases to bring the subject to life. In the Legal Studies course, students have to consider the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in achieving justice, and to look at reforms that could improve the system. Cold cases are extremely relevant, […]