The Cube: A Novel Approach for BPA Training and Crime Scene Reconstruction
‘The Cube’: A Novel Approach for BPA Training and Crime Scene Reconstruction De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) offers a Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) accredited BSc (Hons) forensic science undergraduate course delivered by practitioners. To ensure a continually high quality educational provision, DMU has invested in the latest learning technology that could provide a paradigm shift in forensic science training and education. The presenter’s extensive experience in both delivering Technical Training for the former Forensic Science Service and conducting BPA exhibit examinations within an Evidence Recovery Unit (more recently Cellmark Forensic Services) provides the required understanding of the Criminal Justice System requirements. Here, a novel integrated approach is presented, involving a specialist immersive facility which promotes a unique BPA experience. ‘The Cube’ enables experts to physically enter a real world scenario via footage projected from the ceiling onto 4 screening panels, thus creating a 360° panoramic film with surround sound. Therefore, providing a dual possibility for BPA as an essential tool for the reconstruction of crime scene footage (useful for peer review) and as a training course simulation resource. Ultimately, these findings will be of paramount importance for practitioners in the casework environment, those delivering BPA training, along with colleagues in forensic science academia
Citation : Nichols-Drew, L.J. (2019) The Cube: A Novel Approach for BPA Training and Crime Scene Reconstruction. IABPA - International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts European Conference 2019, Paris, France, June 2019.
Research Institute : Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Leicester School of Pharmacy