13 February 2015
Robert Brown elected President of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences
Corker Binning partner Robert Brown has been elected President of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS). At the AGM and Friends’ Dinner on 12th February at the Apothecaries Hall, Robert retired from the position of Honorary Treasurer of BAFS and took on the office of President of BAFS.
The Academy, which was set up in 1960, seeks to encourage the study, improve the practice and advance the knowledge of the Forensic Sciences relating to Medicine, Science and the Law. BAFS aim is to improve and develop the education and knowledge of both those actively concerned in the practice of the Forensic Sciences and the public generally. To achieve these aims they hold educational meetings and seminars and promote better cooperation and understanding between lawyers and expert witnesses. They encourage the sharing of expertise in order to resolve legal conflicts justly and expeditiously and provide a forum for the exchange of information in the field of forensic science.
Recent events include a talk on Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA) by expert Jo Millington, a discussion of the history of identification by fingerprints with Ken Butler, and Professor Bob Peckitt’s Lund Lecture and exposition on the science, law and psychopathology of missing body murder investigation.
More about the British Academy of Forensic Science can be found here.