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Forensic science expert hosts lecture at AUS
The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS) held the Forensic Science Experts' Series seminar to introduce students, faculty and staff to the practical and theoretical experiences in the forensic science field, today, September 25, on campus.
In the framework of the established partnership with Sharjah Police Forensic Laboratory and Dubai Forensics Science and Criminology Department, todays' lecture titled "Introduction to Forensic Science" aims to present to the AUS community forensically related cases and aid them to draw conclusions from science to aid in crime solving.
The lecture held today was conducted by Brigadier Major Dr. Abdul Kader Al Amri, Director of Sharjah Police Forensic Laboratory, who gave an overview of forensic science and the role of forensic chemists in the various stages of a criminal investigation, from crime scene to court reporting. The lecture explored the collection of physical evidence at the crime scene and discussed the importance of sample collection, labeling, packaging and preservation of physical evidence.
In addition, Dr. Al Amri emphasized the connection between standard operating procedures, specific interpretational skills and the acceptability of results by the judiciary system. He also highlighted the serious consequences of bad practices in the field.
Colonel Al Amri will conduct another lecture on November 13, while the Director of Training, Research and Development Department at Dubai Forensics Science and Criminology Department Dr. Fuad Tarbah will give lectures on October 4 and 16.
The seminar was attended by members of AUS community, including students and faculty members interested in the topic.