22nd July 2014

Martin Parker, Lead Forensic Scientist for the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS), was invited to speak at the recent International Crimescience Conference.

The event took place at the British Library in London on July 16 and the theme of the conference was 'What Works in Crime and Security 'Practical Interventions from the Innovation Horizon'.

Speakers showcased leading research that is helping to tackle threats in our society such as drug trafficking, transport crime, cyber crime, violence in the night time economy and firearms offences. Other issues discussed were fear of crime and crime reduction techniques.

Martin Parker from NABIS spoke about combining forensic science and intelligence.

He said: "The presentation showed the audience how the UK has developed a unique understanding of the way guns are used in crime and the ways they are trafficked between criminals. This has only been possible due to the combination of forensic investigation and intelligence analysis provided by NABIS".

The 8th International Crimescience Conference was organised by the University College London Jill Dando Institute for Security and Crime Science.

The UCL Jill Dando Institute is the first institute in the world devoted to crime science. Research is concentrated on new ways to cut crime and increase security, drawing upon UCL's vast experience in related disciplines, including architecture, economics, engineering, geography, medicine, psychology, statistics and town planning. The JDI brings together 30 top research departments and research groups across UCL all with a working interest in the field of security and crime

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