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Are there ways we could ensure that juries correctly understand the information presented to them? As scientific techniques and their applications become more complex how can we support members of the public to make evidence based decisions? How can we ensure that they understand the limitations of scientific evidence?
The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS), in collaboration with ex-theatre company, Fast Familiar has explored a world leading public experiment using comics as a ‘scientific primer’ in a piece of particapatpry theatre. Members of the public 'act' as a jury in a mock-trial evaluating the potential to use alternative and creative means to communicate science to enable them in decision making.
In this session we will share what we have created and the interpretations of the research work we have carried out.
LRCFS is a £10 million, 10 year award-winning disruptive research centre with the aim of increasing the robustness of scientific evidence used within the justice system and ensuring that forensic science is communicated correctly and appropriately. The comics have been created with the University of Dundee Scottish Centre for Comics Studies based on interpretations of scientific evidence techniques from judges, researchers and forensic scientists.
Co-author: Rachel Briscoe
Fast Familiar, United Kingdom
Co-author: Professor Niamh Nic Daeid
Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2021|
|Event||Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 2020+1 - Online|
Duration: 24 May 2021 → 28 May 2021
|Conference||Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 2020+1|
|Abbreviated title||PCST 2020+1|
|Period||24/05/21 → 28/05/21|
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1/07/16 → 30/06/26
Heather Doran (Member of programme committee)24 May 2021 → 28 May 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Niamh Nic Daeid (Organiser), Heather Doran (Organiser), Lucina Hackman (Contributor), Paul McFadyen (Contributor), Rachel Briscoe (Organiser), Joe McAlister (Organiser), Joe Barnard (Organiser), Sabrina Carter (Contributor), Gillian Lees (Contributor), Gary Mackay (Contributor), John Milroy (Contributor), Greame Rooney (Contributor) & Chris Hall (Contributor)31 Oct 2019
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)