So much more than CSI, the International Forensics Conference will cover many areas where forensics backs the fight against serious and organised crime and terror. With strong UK Home Office input to the structure of the conference we will see the likes of Dr Karl Harrison looking at the Forensic Challenges and opportunities over the next four years.

The digital world is all embracing and investigations are critical to prosecutions, so, chaired by Scott Zimmerman, the Legal Editor of Digital Forensics Magazine we will see a team, including the likes of Eliza May Austin from the Ladies of London Hacking Society and more, looking at the digital world and the forensic challenges it poses.

Linked closely to the digital world is that of the financial world and often in solving crime or terror we hear the cry “Follow the Money.” We have a number of speakers looking at the importance of Forensic Accounting and one who has used it in his investigations is Chris Greany, the recently retired head of investigations with Barclays Bank.

A theme running through the whole expo is that of terror and the forensics of terror is fascinating and worrying. How can you tell a bomb makers signature, the globally renowned, author, explosives and IED expert Andy Oppenheimer will give his insights but what if the threat is something else? 

Dan Kaszeta, a former US Secret Service Agent, who was par to the Presidential Protection detail and responsible for the Nuclear, Chemical and Biological threat will talk about the forensics of Nerve Agents, very topical post the Skripal attack in Salisbury.  He is also writing a definitive history book about Nerve agents.

Topics will include:

  • Digital and Cyber Forensics
  • Crime scene forensics, the science and the art
  • The forensics of terror, reading the bomb makers signature
  • Forensic accounting follow the money
  • People, reading what is not said?


Day 1

3rd December

TimeSession TitleSpeaker
10:00 - 10:10

Welcome from the Chair & Introduction to first session

Scott Zimmerman, Legal Edital, Digital Forensics

10:10 - 11:15

Current policy, standards & innovation for the future - the future of forensic science

11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

The next four years: Forensic challenges and opportunities domestic and global

Dr Karl Harrison, Lead Forensic Ecologist, Alecto Forensics

12:00 - 12:30

The Unreliability of AI in a Forensic Environment

12:30 - 13:00

Digital Evidence from the Dark Side

Scott Zimmerman, Legal Edital, Digital Forensics

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Your fingerprints reveal more than you think

Simona Francese, Professor of Forensic and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry, Sheffield Hallam University

14:30 - 15:30

Forensics of Terror
Reading the bomb makers signature
Nerve agent forensics
Innovative detection technologies

Andy Oppenheimer, Bomb Disposal Expert & Published Author, Editor of CBNW
Dan Kaszeta, former US Secret Service Chemical Weapons Expert
Professor Colin Self

15:30 - 15:45


15:45 - 16:15

Forensic accounting, follow the money

Chris Greany, ex-Head Investigations Barclays Bank

16:15 - 16:45

People, reading what is not said

Darren Stanton, Human Lie Detectors