5 February 2020
Please take your seats in the lecture theatre by 5.00pm at the latest.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
This lecture explores the many ways that the natural environment can deliver to the Criminal Justice System. Case examples will demonstrate how we now have a range of effective tools available to aid in search and in the provision of trace evidence. Lorna will discuss how detailed insights about soils and their distribution are central to the resolution of many forensics cases, highlighting the importance of place and setting in understanding not only where and when, but also how some serious crimes are committed.
Professor Lorna Dawson is Head of the Soil Forensics Group within the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group at the James Hutton Institute, and has over 30 years’ experience in managing and conducting research in soil and plant interactions, in particular its application in the criminal justice system. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2018. She is a Fellow of the British Society of Soil Science, a Chartered Soil Scientist, was a council member of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (2009-2013) and was a member of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Science in Society panel (2007-2011). She has considerable experience in knowledge exchange, has worked on sabbatical for the BBC, advising on 'Countryfile', ‘Vera’ and 'Silent Witness'.
This lecture is open only to RGS-IBG School Members. Tickets are free, advance booking required.
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