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Future Forensics - Crime scene to court room

31 August 2017

An exploration into future science applications. A free event for legal practitioners, scientists and anyone with an interest in forensic science

Future Forensics: Crime scene to court room

New technology is on our doorstep. But what is the likelihood and consequences of virtual reality, artificial intelligence and brain fingerprinting being accepted as evidence in trials?

Witness the application of this exciting new technology and hear a hosted discussion about the public assumptions, ethics, barriers and legal considerations that surround its use.

Engage with our panel of experts on these future technologies designed to improve the collection and analysis of evidence. Stay a while after the event and see some hands-on demonstrations of equipment.

Facilitated by Natasha Mitchell, Australian science journalist and presenter of ABC RN’s Science Friction program and podcast. 

• Dion Sheppard, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR), New Zealand on 3D scanning of crime scenes
• Professor Robin Palmer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand on forensic brain wave analysis
• Professor Adrian Linacre, Flinders University on sourcing DNA from crime scenes
• Dr Duncan Taylor, Forensic Science SA on using artificial intelligence to analyse evidence
• Liesl Chapman, SC on the ethics, barriers and legal considerations that surround these technologies.

Attendance by legal practitioners may qualify as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for professional skills or ethics units.

29 September 2017, 9.30am – 11.30am
The Dome, Victoria Square, Adelaide