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Forensic Awareness Evening: Every Animal Leaves a Trace

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12 May 2020 at 17:30Hrs

UVB - The Library of Birmingham

Forensic Access provides a comprehensive range of forensic services and consultancy covering all scientific disciplines, including a dedicated Animal Forensics division. In this unique joint presentation delivered by a veterinary surgeon and a forensic scientist, we will discuss how animal evidence can be applied to Defence and Prosecution investigations, involving animals and humans alike.

As almost half of all households own a pet, the evidential potential of the animal, and its surroundings, represents a significant but under-utilised source of material. Alongside acting as ‘silent witnesses’ animals may be used as weapons (both physically and emotionally) and they are gaining recognition as victims in their own right. With recent announcements to reclassify the offence to either way and increase sentences to 5 years in cases of animal cruelty, this timely Seminar will raise the awareness of the increase of these case types and the link between animal and human abuse.

To sign up for our free CPD accredited forensic awareness seminar taking place at UVB - The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham on Tuesday 12th May, please complete the registration form.


The Agenda for the evening is as follows:





Registration with cheese and wine



Introduction and Welcome to Forensic Access

Kendall Platt


Veterinary evidence in welfare and abuse cases

Dr David Martin





Forensic evidence and the link between animal and human abuse

Dr Samantha Pickles

20:00 - 20.30

Questions and Close

Kendall Platt

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