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image for Public Meeting item typeInside Justice at University of Essex: Colchester Campus

Public Meeting, Thu 30 Mar 2017


Wivenhoe Park,


Have you always been interested in crime, intrigued by police investigation or fascinated by life behind bars? Our crime scene will provide the opportunity to explore the world of forensic science, policing, psychology and journalism.

The Conference will start with an opening address by Terry Waite CBE, former Special Envoy to The Archbishop of Canterbury, who became front page news when he was taken hostage in Beirut and held for nearly 5 years in solitary confinement before his release in November 1991. Then we will hear from Noel
‘Razor’ Smith about his experience of spending a total of 33 years in prison.

After lunch, the crime scene is revealed on stage. White-suited forensic experts Tracy Alexander, Director of Forensic Services City of London Police, and Jo Millington, Senior Forensic Scientist ArroGen Forensics Limited, will search for clues. This bloodied room is the platform for learning how to compare fingerprints, DNA profiles and other forensic evidence. A small team of volunteers will don white suits and join the experts on stage to complete the examination.

The session will aim to show what can be discovered from flecks of blood on a wall, how fibre evidence can lead us to the killer, and even how DNA evidence can place you in a room you’ve never entered.

This experience, led by renowned experts, will reveal the wonders of forensic science in Crime Scene detection, expose the limitations and dangers in tunnel vision investigations and contaminated evidence and allow you to play a practical role in crime scene investigation.

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Thu 30 Mar 2017 10:00 to 16:00


£12.50 per person

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Thu 30 Mar Inside Justice



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Map reference: TM 027238  Lat: 51.87590 Long: 0.94333

By Public Transport:
From Colchester Bus Station or Colchester North Station bus 61, 62, 74, 76, 78 go regularly to the University.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Colchester Town station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing