Forensic science is evidence collected at a crime scene analysed and interpreted and then presented to a jury in order to convince them. The Department of Security and Crime Science at UCL does not aim to teach how a crime can be solved but it is devoted to reducing crime by targeting not only the offender but also the target/victim or place. The four pillars of crime science are:
1. Crime focused-The crime event requires an offender, a victim/target and an environment in which to occur (Crime triangle).
2. Science focused-Get police and crime analysts to think like scientists.
3.Multidisciplinary-Crime is an issue for many disciplines like engineering design, materials science, psychology and even geography and ecology.
4. Outcome focused-Concerned exclusively on reducing crime (fewer crimes, fewer victims).
Technology is also used in security & crime. Simple everyday examples include X-ray scanners and radar systems.
After the lecture we were given a scenario and we tried to find solutions for preventing bicycle theft in London, using the knowledge we gathered from the lecture. . The winning team won Amazon vouchers; however everyone got treated with cakes, cupcakes and juice!
Plastic plays such an intimate role in our daily lives, from the contact lenses we wear, to the containers we consume our food in. While its creation may have paved the way to a more convenient and innovative society, the question is, at what cost? Plastic dependency Single-use plastic is the main culprit that has permeated our daily lives and is now polluting our beautiful lands and oceans....
12 June 2019
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07 April 2018
Let’s start with the facts: An estimated 880 million people still don't have regular access to clean water. On average, women in developing countries walk 6 Kilometers a day to collect water. About 5,000 children die each day due to preventable diseases such as cholera, which are caused due the intake of contaminated water. A lack of water for personal hygiene lea...
19 March 2018