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Fingerprints, footwear and blood spatter: Crime scene science in fiction and fact.

Abertay Univeristy forensic science lecturer, and former police inspector Dennis Gentles will lead a short talk and discussion on evidence from crime scenes, how this has changed with scientific advances, and compare against how crime scene investigation is portrayed in fiction. Tickets available from The Bookhouse £4 per ticket which is fully redeemable against a selection of forensic books and crime novels that will be available on the night.

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Dennis is a former Scenes of Crime Officer, Crime Scene Manager and Authorised Forensic Scientist with Tayside Police. He has been teaching crime scene investigation techniques on Abertay Division of Science's BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences course since 2003.

His research work includes using UV and Infrared photography to improve fingerprint recovery, and is involved in the recovery of latent fingerprints from feathers of birds of prey - an important breakthrough in terms of wildlife crime.


The Bookhouse 47 High Street Monifieth DD5 4AA