Public lecture: New approaches to old crimes

Leading criminal expert, Dr Robin Bryant, will explore how modern investigative techniques would have helped solve old crimes, such as the 'Jack the Ripper' case, at Canterbury Christ Church University on Thursday 1st May 2008.

At a public lecture entitled: 'With the benefit of hindsight - new approaches to old crimes', the Head of the Department Crime and Policing at the University, Dr Bryant, will look at the role of uncertainty, chance and coincidence in criminal investigations.

Dr Bryant said: "During this lecture I will examine a number of cases including the Paddington rail crash, the Shipman case and the trials of Sion Jenkins.

The lecture will then continue with a look at how a better understanding of chance, using the example of geographical profiling - which estimates the likely home location of an offender from the geography of their crimes - may help with investigations. The lecture will conclude with the application of geographical profiling to the case of 'Jack the Ripper' and the murders in the East End of London."

Dr Bryant's lecture is free to the public and forms part of Canterbury Christ Church University's spring public lecture series. No advance reservation is required. The lecture will take place at 6pm in the University's Old Sessions House Lecture Theatre, Longport, Canterbury.

For more information contact:

Claire Draper, Media Relations Officer,
Canterbury Christ Church University

Tel: 01227 782391


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