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Criminology: Crime Scene to Courtroom – Crime, Criminal Justice & Technology With Dr Emily Setty From University of Surrey

January 26 @ 10:30 - 11:30



In this session, Dr Emily Setty, Lecturer in Criminology at University of Surrey, will focus on the interface between Crime, Criminal Justice, and Technology.

This is a key area of criminology and raises several issues that can be critically explored from a criminological perspective.

The aim of the session is to:

  • outline the ways in which technology is being used within criminal justice, specifically as pertains forensic evidence across the investigation and prosecution stages of the process (looking at finger printing and DNA as examples);
  • engender critical engagement with the ways in which forensic evidence is used, looking specifically at issues of reliability and the potential both for overturning and creating miscarriages of justice;
  • consider how criminology as a discipline can aid in establishing the role that technology should take within criminal justice as pertains forensic evidence.



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Criminology and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Criminology at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



January 26
10:30 - 11:30
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