Summer Project from Forensics: creating working applications.

Exciting news for one of our Forensic Investigation graduate’s James Duffy and his supervisor Dean Northfield; Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Forensics. 

Dean Northfield

James Duffy

 James who is due to graduate with a BSc in Forensic Investigation this year, was supervised by Dean during his final year project and received widespread interest from judges at this year’s GradEx as well as winning a prize for his work “Can mobile devices influence current photographic working practices within crime scene documentation” .

Jame’s Duffy’s Grad Ex presentation.


This project looked at integrating current mobile camera functionality, alongside newly developed optical equipment relating to forensic work, for example macro lens for close up forensic photography.

Following this interest Dean and James will be spending time this summer creating detailed user interface designs and specifications with the aim to develop a working prototype mobile Application.

With the help of Staffordshire University’s business development services department, a number of applications for funding will be explored, including the Crisford Fund which is aimed at Level 6 students completing their final year projects and who wish to commercialise their work as well as opportunities to publish the research outcomes of James research.

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The School of Law, Policing and Forensics at Staffordshire University offers the LLB, MA and LLM; degrees in Policing and Criminal Investigation, Sociology, Criminology and Terrorism and Forensic Science and Investigation. With over fifty staff members we have expertise in rape testing, prevention and prosecution, ballistic testing, fibre analysis, soil analysis, family law and employment law among others. We offer BA and BSc, MSci and MScs along with a Masters by Applied Research in a range of areas including forensic archaeology. @StaffsUniLPF @StaffsFACS_Dept @StaffsUniLaw

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