Cafe Science Dundee - The Future of Crime Scene Investigations

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Real-life crime scenes are so very different from how you see them on TV. We are all familiar with the typical crime scene in TV and films, featuring white-suited experts working indoors, in a large, tidy space that happens to have a dead body in it. Real crime scenes can be cluttered, cramped, noisy and chaotic, and forensic experts need all the help they can get when recording all of the data at the scene. New technology may be able to help build a better picture of crime scenes. Using mobile devices to show investigators where different evidence was found, whilst still on the scene, could help locate additional evidence and build a case. But this new technology might prove to be more of a distraction and hasn’t yet been tested in real-life, so we’re testing out how this works in the forensic labs of Dundee. Roy Mudie, from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, part of the University of Dundee, talks about his research into new technologies, like augmented reality, and the future of crime scene investigations. This talk took place at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay, Dundee on Monday 17th September at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but please do arrive early.
Period17 Sept 2018
Event titleCafe Science Dundee
Event typeOther
Sponsors, Dundee Science Centre, Abertay University
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Augmented Reality