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Durham University

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Mehzeb Chowdhury

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Research Project Title -

Crime Scene Science – An Examination of the Methods, Skills and Techniques Employed By Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) and the Contribution of Scene Work to Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions


The Doctoral Research Project employs data from forty (40) participating police forces from England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to construct one of the largest repositories of financial and personnel information on crime scene units in the United Kingdom. More than a dozen police forces in the United States of America (USA) form part of the same study, which comprehensively investigates the methods, methodologies, skills and techniques utilised by scene examiners, the potential value added by CSI work to criminal investigations in these jurisdictions, and the future of crime scene science in the realms of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence







Module & Role

Seminar Leader: Drugs, Crime and Society (SOCI 3481), BA Criminology (Level 3)

Seminar Leader: Drugs, Crime and Society (SOCI 42530), MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice


Awards & Nominations

Nominated for the Durham University Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards, a respected teaching honour at the university, two years in a row, for the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16.

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