Sundowner Tickets now available

crimeScene are pleased to announce that tickets to the ANZFSS sponsored Sundowner are now available via the website. This will be an intimate opportunity to spend some time with our guests in a casual, informal setting.

Ask the scientists the questions you have been dying to ask. Chat to our authors and get a better understanding of what makes them work!

The cost of the Sundownner will include nibbles and a complimentary first drink. All other drinks will need to be purchased.

Please remember that the Sundowner and Tony’s Script Writing Workshop are ticketed separately to the rest of the convention and that relevant tickets will be required for each.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Science Week presentation

Tickets are still available to Simon and his father Roger’s, presentation on next week at Curtin University.

Details as follows:

In celebration of Science Week, Professor Simon Lewis will once again be presenting a joint presentation with his father Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis.

The presentation will be a joint ANZFSS WA, RACI WA and Curtin University presentation with the topic to be:
If you poison us do we not die?*: The case of Dr Crippen

The use of poisons to carry out murder has a long and sordid history. One of the most celebrated cases involving poison was that of Dr Crippen, who was convicted of the murder of his wife Cora by administering scopolamine, a plant alkaloid derived from plants of the nightshade family. He was hanged at Pentonville Prison in November 1910, however in 2007 claims were made that the human remains under the floorboards in Crippen’s house were not those of Cora – thus raising questions over Crippen’s guilt. Join Simon Lewis, a national award-winning lecturer and forensic researcher and his father Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis as they give an account of this case which remains disputed to this day. The father and son duo will explore the science of poisons and their detection as well as discussing the recent questions over Crippen’s guilt which are based upon controversial DNA evidence.

*Shylock’s speech, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Act 3, Scene 1

The speakers: Professor Simon Lewis leads the Forensic and Analytical Chemistry Research Group in the Department of Chemistry at Curtin University. His research interests are focused on chemical techniques applied to forensic analysis, in particular fingerprint chemistry and trace evidence.

Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis worked for the British Army Legal Service, retiring in 1999, with a large part of his career concerned with the prosecution of criminal cases. Lieutenant Colonel Lewis now lectures in expert evidence for a number of forensic science programs in Australia and internationally.

This lecture is presented by Curtin University and Western Australian branches of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.

Date: Tuesday 19 August 2013
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, with refreshments from 6pm
Venue: Resources & Chemistry Precinct, Building 500, Curtin University, Bentley, Enter via Manning Road entrance and follow signs

Entry to the event is free. Please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/if-you-poison-us-do-we-not-die-the-case-of-dr-crippen-national-science-week-2014-tickets-12045021985?aff=eorg to reserve your ticket and place.

Come along and listen to a very rewarding and educational presentation by two amazing speakers!

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Scriptwriting Workshop with Tony Cavanaugh Announced

Are you interested in film and television? Would you like to learn a bit more about scriptwriting? We’ve just announced the scriptwriting workshop that we will be running with amazing talent Tony Cavanaugh. See the programme tab for more details!

This script writing session is a fantastic and valuable opportunity for interested parties to learn from someone who has industry experience and a wealth of knowledge to impart. Please note this event is being ticketed separately as it is a workshop. Participants will be expected to attend for the duration of the workshop.

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The Keeper of Lost Causes – Movie ticket giveaway

With thanks to Madman Entertainment, crimeScene have been given a number of double passes for the upcoming #1 Scandinavian crime sensation ‘The Keeper of Lost Causes’. This looks like a brilliant film, one which I want to see!

The Keeper of Lost Causes
At Cinema Paradiso for a limited season from 31 July – Madman Entertainment

This slick Danish suspense/mystery/thriller is scripted by Nikolaj Arcel (the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and A Royal Affair) and based on the international best-selling crime thriller of the same name. Police inspector Carl Morck is put in charge of a department of cold cases. Along with his assistant, Assad, they dig into a case about the disappearance of a female politician which was ruled as a suicide.

Watch the trailer online: http://www.madman.com.au/catalogue/view/21627/the-keeper-of-lost-causes

To win a pass, tell us what you are looking forward to most about crimeScene this year!

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Science Week Presentation

In celebration of Science Week, Professor Simon Lewis will once again be presenting a joint presentation with his father Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis.

The presentation will be a joint ANZFSS WA, RACI WA and Curtin University presentation with the topic to be:
If you poison us do we not die?*: The case of Dr Crippen

The use of poisons to carry out murder has a long and sordid history. One of the most celebrated cases involving poison was that of Dr Crippen, who was convicted of the murder of his wife Cora by administering scopolamine, a plant alkaloid derived from plants of the nightshade family. He was hanged at Pentonville Prison in November 1910, however in 2007 claims were made that the human remains under the floorboards in Crippen’s house were not those of Cora – thus raising questions over Crippen’s guilt. Join Simon Lewis, a national award-winning lecturer and forensic researcher and his father Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis as they give an account of this case which remains disputed to this day. The father and son duo will explore the science of poisons and their detection as well as discussing the recent questions over Crippen’s guilt which are based upon controversial DNA evidence.

*Shylock’s speech, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Act 3, Scene 1

The speakers: Professor Simon Lewis leads the Forensic and Analytical Chemistry Research Group in the Department of Chemistry at Curtin University. His research interests are focused on chemical techniques applied to forensic analysis, in particular fingerprint chemistry and trace evidence.

Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis worked for the British Army Legal Service, retiring in 1999, with a large part of his career concerned with the prosecution of criminal cases. Lieutenant Colonel Lewis now lectures in expert evidence for a number of forensic science programs in Australia and internationally.

This lecture is presented by Curtin University and Western Australian branches of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.

Date: Tuesday 19 August 2013
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, with refreshments from 6pm
Venue: Resources & Chemistry Precinct, Building 500, Curtin University, Bentley, Enter via Manning Road entrance and follow signs

Entry to the event is free. Please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/if-you-poison-us-do-we-not-die-the-case-of-dr-crippen-national-science-week-2014-tickets-12045021985?aff=eorg to reserve your ticket and place.

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Membership page is back online!

The membership page is back online and should be working properly. If you have any problems with obtaining your membership to crimeScene 2014, please let us know and we will fix the problem. Thank you for you patience!

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Memberships

We’ve had a few people querying how to purchase their memberships. Unfortunately, at this point of time, our memberships page is broken… Beyond the depths of doom. We are working on trying to resurrect the poor page. Hopefully this will happen soon! As soon as it is resurrected, a tab titled Memberships will appear that will lead you to our booking site. So keep an eye peeled, though we will advise as soon as we are able to.

So sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing currently.

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