Magic Markers – Recent Developments in Fingerprinting – 7pm, Monday 31st Oct

A handprint visualised on fabric using cutting-edge technologyUsing fingerprints to identify people and criminals has been around for over 150 years.

However, new fingerprinting techniques being developed in Dundee are at the forefront of revealing finger and hand marks on fabrics and clothing.

This new technique will give the police an important new tool, in particular when investigating whether someone jumped or was pushed and in cases of sexual assaults. This talk will concentrate on the past, present and future of fingermark detection and offer the audience an opportunity to help solve a particularly heinous Halloween crime.

Join us at the award winning Chambers Coffeehouse and Restaurant, 34 South Tay Street for this intriguing discussion with Prof. David Bremner from the University of Abertay.

Chambers will serve a selection of their delicious HOT MEALS until 6:15pm, followed by snacks and hot drinks during the talk. Please see their website for a menu and more information.

This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

If you can’t make it be will be tweeting live from the event from the @revealsresearch Twitter account. To view these tweets and to join the online discussion you can use the hashtag #CafeSciDundee.