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Major Crime Series CPD workshops 


July 5: The Talking Crime Scene


9.10am-9.20am: Welcome and Introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

9.20am-10.10am: Crime scene challenges and best practice in Operation Needingworth: double murderer Nathaniel Henry took a fatal drug overdose and left behind a complicated death scene that was challenging for the investigation team, Simon Harding, National SIO of the Year 2020, recently retired Detective Chief Inspector, Met Police Homicide Command

10.10am-11am: Using crime scene behaviours in the narrowing down of suspect characteristics in serious crimes, Dr Michelle McManus, Head of Criminal Justice, School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University

11am-11.30am: Break

11.30am-12.20pm: How footprints could hold the key to identifying suspects at a crime scene, Dr Sarah Reel, Senior Lecturer, Forensic Podiatry Consultant and Expert Witness

12.20pm-1pm: Get a head start at your crime scene, don’t forget digital data, Rhys Tooby, Magnet Forensics

1pm-1.20pm: Break

1.20pm-2pm: How forensic ecology, botany and palynology can provide vital clues to the date, time and other circumstances that could prove vital an investigation, Professor Patricia Wiltshire, a forensic ecologist, botanist, and palynologist who has worked on over 300 investigations including the Soham Murders

2pm-2.20pm: Break
2.20pm-3pm: An insight the role that mycology and lichenology can play in an investigation, Professor David Hawksworth, CBE who is an expert in mycology and lichenology and who has worked on numerous high-profile investigations including the Ipswich Murders.
3pm-3.50pm: Mass Murder with an Alibi: Analysing and Interpreting Behaviour in the Complex Homicide Crime Scene, Mark Safarik, former member of the FBI’s elite Behavioural Analysis Unit who has 23 years’ experience with the Bureau
3.50pm-4pm: Questions
4pm: workshop finishes.



Single workshop: £189  + VAT (GBP) per delegate

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 


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Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). 

The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

Terms and conditions

NB: the price quoted is for one delegate to view the event live at the time of transmission. We do not provide copies of the recording to be viewed at a later date as our events are not open access events and we hold the copyright.  Reproduction without prior consent is strictly prohibited.