Dr Lucina Hackman: Forensic Anthropology and its Use in Criminal Investigations

Dr Lucina Hackman: Forensic Anthropology and its Use in Criminal Investigation

Forensic anthropologists are crucial in helping to identify the deceased when there are limited clues to their identity. Dr Hackman’s talk will examine how her work has helped give victim’s their identity to assist with the investigation of crimes.

Dr Hackman is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification based in the University of Dundee. She runs postgraduate courses and teaches students in forensic anthropology. Dr Hackman is also a certified, practising forensic anthropologist and works regularly with investigators in this role.

Currently employed as a Lecturer in Human Identification, Dr Hackman runs the MSc in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology. She is also a registered expert practitioner in forensic anthropology on the forensic expert database of the National Crime Agency.

Dr Hackman has worked extensively in casework in both Scotland and the remainder of the UK including investigations into high profile deaths, suspicious deaths, child deaths, age estimation in the living and recovery of bodies from scenes including fire scenes. She has also given evidence in court in both England and Scotland.

This event is part of the Edinburgh Science Festival. The event is free and not ticketed. Accepting a Meetup invitation does not guarantee entry. Please get to the Banshee in good time to ensure a seat.