Wednesday 19 February 2020

Public talk at Northumbria University

“13 yards off the big gate and 37 yards up the West Walls”: Crime scene investigation in mid-nineteenth-century Newcastle-upon-Tyne

#HCNet's last blogpost announced publication of an edited volume of essays, one of which will be represented at an upcoming public talk at the University of Northumbria.

Helen Rutherford and Clare Sandford-Couch will be sharing their research on the history of forensic investigation in Newcastle. They say:

We have recently published on role of the uniformed police in crime detection in connection with a murder case in Newcastle in 1863, and are currently researching the role of the police in gathering evidence in a murder case from 1838. Our research into nineteenth-century policing in Newcastle indicates a level of sophistication in policing and a methodical, almost scientific, approach to crime scene analysis far earlier than has previously been appreciated.”
The talk will be held on 1st April 2020 at 3pm in Room CCE1 410. 

Network members may also be interested in a public lecture at Northumbria University by Professor Carole McCartney on 25th March 2020 titled 'The Forensic Science Paradox'. For more information visit the Northumbria University Events pages.

Black and white photograph of a bespectacled middle-aged woman in profile sitting at a desk using tweezers to lift and examine bird feathers. On the paper in front of her are a magnifier and two bird specimens, several feathers, and stacks of folders and books behind her and at the edge of the desk. Her haircut, spectacle frames and suit date the image to circa 1960s.
Forensic Ornithologist Roxie Collie S. Laybourne (1912-2003) identifying bird feathers (c) Smithsonian Institution via Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. CCE1 means City Campus East building 1 (no.17 on this map) - the Law School (and business). Room 410 is on fourth floor and just inside main central part of building.


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