The Staffordshire Forensic Partnership (SFP) was invited to participate in the 2018 INTREPID conference, entitled ‘Innovation through Collaboration’ held in Leicester on 1st-2nd March 2018.
The two-day event, jointly run by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, was well attended by delegates from all over the country including Police Scotland, which considering this was during the heavy snow was quite impressive. Though Senior Sergeant Duncan McCarthy from the Queensland Police Service won the prize for the furthest travelled.
Dr Claire Gwinnett
We took three students, Sophie Hartless (PhD student), Jessica Dunne (3rd year student) and Jonathan Andrews (3rd year student), who presented posters on their work as part of the SFP.
Left to right: Jessica Dunne, Sophie Hartless and Johnathan Andrews
Jessica won 1st prize for her poster on ‘Recovery of DNA from Aluminium Powder Fingerprint Tape Lifts Using DNA-17’. Stuart Bell (Staffordshire Police) and David Flatman-Fairs (Staffordshire University) also gave an oral presentation entitled ‘Staffordshire Forensic Partnership: Past, Present and Future’ on the second day.
Jessica Dunne with her certificate
Students explored archive material that depict democracy at varying times in history.
On Friday 17th November, Staffordshire University’s level five Sociology and Criminology students went on a course trip to the People’s History Museum in Manchester.
Students participated in a rage of activities that introduced them to some interesting archival material on the Russian Revolution; they also explored various artifacts and political propaganda posters.
The People’s History Museum describes itself as ‘the national museum of democracy’ that ‘aim[s] to engage, inspire and inform diverse audiences by showing “there have always been ideas worth fighting for”.’