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CSI Manchester

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017. 

From Sherlock Holmes to CSI, forensics fascinate us. Head over to Minshull Street Crown Court, a stunning Victorian-era court to explore where science meets criminal justice. You’ll learn the history of forensics, study state-of-the-art techniques and see how far we’ve come. Professor Ian Burney will discuss how forensics transformed the processing of murder scenes, and you’ll take part in a mock trial as a member of the jury. Will you interpret the evidence correctly, or convict an innocent man? The game’s afoot.

Speakers include:

Professor Ian Burney, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, The University of Manchester

Emma McClure, Solicitor specialising in prison and public law, Swain and Co

Mock trail speakers include:

Geoff Whelan, Barrister (Prosecution)

Patrick Cassidy, Deputy Head of Chambers, Kenworthy’s Chambers (Defense)

John Lowe, Biology Reporting Manager, Key Forensics Services Ltd (Expert witness)

Greg Robinson, Footprint Investigations (Expert witness)


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Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, M1 3FS

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Age guidance

Adults and families 12+

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