ACT: CSI vs Real Forensic Science

8 August 2012
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Crime scene tape.

A woman is reported missing. Blood and other physical evidence have been found in her office. Has she met with foul play?

A team of forensic scientists have been called to assist in investigating the case.

Join a team of Australia’s leading forensic experts as they work through this hypothetical scenario and discover how each of the specialist forensic scientists work together to examine evidence and solve crimes – classically it’s not quite as it appears on TV!

Where: CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton (Directions)

When: Wednesday 8th of August

Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm with light refreshments provided once event concludes

Limited seats available so please RSVP via this LINK or by calling 02 6246 4646

Discover hidden talents that even you may not have known you had. There will be prizes for audience members who can answer various forensic-related questions, including:

  • What is Locard’s Exchange Principle?
  • Who is considered the father of the science of fingerprints and why?
  • Sir Alec Jeffreys was the first forensic scientist to use what technique in forensic cases?
  • Who was Calvin Goddard and what was his contribution to forensic science? What forensic techniques were used to determine that the Hitler diaries were fake?

There will also be a special opportunity for ASC members to network in the industry link room post event


Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society logo.

Australian Science Communicators logo. Inspiring Australia CSIRO  


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About Ian McDonald

I have a strong research, education and communication background. I thoroughly enjoy writing and presenting about topics relevant to the community, such as environmental and ecological research, health and medical research, along with public policy and legislation. I have combined these powers to help engage the public with knowledge through blog posts, magazine articles, podcasts, videos, social media pages, presentations and running large scale community based events. I have been working professionally as a Science Communicator in Canberra since 2009.

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