‘Advanced Technologies in Crime Prevention and Detection’
3rd and 4th November 2004 - The Royal Society, London


The cost of crime is well known. Find out about the new technologies that offer a vital route to improved efficiency and cost effectiveness in preventing and detecting crime.

“Advanced Technologies in Crime Prevention and Detection” builds on from last year’s ground breaking event, to draw together the very latest advances in science and technology and demonstrate novel approaches to their application in preventing and detecting crime.

This 2-day conference will allow access to the most up-to-date technology opportunities and create an important source of technical information and knowledge on new technologies that may be used to support the fight against crime.

Conference Aims:
bullet to raise awareness of the latest technological advances and their potential counter-crime application
bullet to create an understanding of the future capabilities of science and technology in the fight against crime
bullet to form the basis of future interaction between technology users, providers and researchers
Theme & Scope:
The conference will demonstrate technologies that have application across the following areas:
bullet Product & Brand Protection (holograms, smart inks, security marking, anti-counterfeit/fraud, tagging and tracking, nano bar coding, watermarks, sensory packaging)
bullet Identification & Authentication (biometrics, offender tracking, photofit, DNA, LOAC, fingerprint analysis, voice recognition)
bullet Monitoring & Detection (advanced building materials, biosensors for warfare, enhanced surveillance techniques, protective wear, explosives detection)


Presentations will be of a commercial/strategic nature and be ‘application-oriented’ rather than ‘research focused’ and heavily scientific. The event itself will address the industrial and practical applications of advanced technologies.


Speakers at this 2-day International Conference include:
“New Developments in Monitoring Exposure to Toxic Gases with Microsensors
Dr Andreas N. Skouloudis, DG Joint Research Centre
“Enhanced Ground to Ground Surveillance Techniques”
Dr Craig McKay, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University
“Lab-on-a-chip Technologies for Rapid Identification of Explosives”
Dr Matthew Beardah, DSTL
“Biometrics in IT Security”
Dr Archie McIntosh, Gazer Technologies
“Lifting the Fog: Real Colour Video Enhancement”
Professor Nigel Allinson, UMIST
“Super Bomb-blast Protection Using Novel Light-Weight Materials”
Dr Graham Schleyer, University of Liverpool
“Smart Tagging & Molecular Tagging”
TBC, Oxonica
“Novel, Ultrasensitive DNA Analysis Techniques”
Prof. Tom Brown, University of Southampton
“A New Portable Material Characterization Tool”
Dr Alexey Kalachev, Plasmachem
“Next Generation Sensors for Forensic Science”
Professor Anthony Turner, University of Cranfield
“New Methods in Human Identification”
Dr Martin Evison, The University of Sheffield, Department of Forensic Pathology
Full programme to be announced here soon.


Conference Venue:

The Royal Society
6 - 9 Carlton House Terrace

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7451 2500


The Royal Society is located in Carlton House Terrace, just off Waterloo Place, between Pall Mall and The Mall. It is less than five minutes walk to Piccadilly Circus underground station and ten minutes to Charing Cross mainline and underground stations, or 20 minutes through St James’s Park to Victoria. Trafalgar Square and all bus services through it are also very close


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