The Real Silent Witness: Every Animal Leaves A Trace

Monday 22nd October 2018
17:30 hrs
The Gordon Museum, King's College London

Following on from the recent news that ArroGen Forensics and Forensic Access have merged operations, we would like to invite you to attend a free CPD accredited forensic awareness seminar taking place at The Gordon Museum of Pathology at King's College London.

Forensic Access provides a comprehensive range of forensic services and consultancy covering all scientific disciplines.  In this unique joint presentation delivered by a forensic scientist and a veterinary surgeon, how animal evidence can be applied to human investigations, will be discussed.  As over 44% of households own a pet, the evidential potential of the animal, and its surroundings, represents a significant but under-utilised source of material.

Alongside acting as ‘silent witnesses’ animals may be used as weapons (both physically and emotionally) and they are gaining recognition as victims in their own right.  With recent announcements to reclassify the offence to either way and increase sentences to 5 years in cases of animal cruelty, this timely Seminar will raise the awareness of the increase of these case types and the link between animal and human abuse.

The Agenda for the evening is as follows:

17:30Registration with cheese and wine 
20:00Questions and close
18:00Introduction to The Gordon MuseumMr Bill Edwards
18:10Introduction and welcome to Forensic AccessProf Angela Gallop
18:25'Tails' of the unexpected: The animal as a witnessDr Samantha Pickles
19:10'Tails' of the unexpected: Animals as attackers and victimsDr David Martin

Feedback from recent similar seminars:

"Interesting, informative, well presented and easy to understand and appreciate."

"The course was excellent and I would recommend it to any Solicitor or Barrister."

"As a result of the course, I feel better equipped to challenge forensic evidence which can look daunting at the outset."

"The best seminar I have attended in years."