Programme

We’ve been working hard on this year’s programme to ensure the same quality we have brought you previously is also apparent this year. A draft programme for this year’s conference is now available. Please note this is still in draft format and that some panels and panelists are still to be confirmed.

Saturday 1st October

Time  Exhibition Space  Common Room
09.00 – 09.30 Forensic DNA – Dr Gavin Turbett, Pathwest  TBA
09.30 – 10.00 Forensic DNA – Dr Gavin Turbett
Forensic Entomology – Dr Paola Magni
10.00 – 10.30 Forensic Entomolgy – Dr Paola Magni Cybercrime
– David Cake
10.30 – 11.00 Mid-morning Break
11.00 – 11.30 Science Stream Understanding Your Audience
– Dr Stephen Dedman
11.30 – 12.00 Science Stream
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.30 Chasing The Bullet
– Mick Barnes
 What make Sherlock so enduring as a character
– The Sherlock Holmes Society
2.30 – 3.30 Guest Author Presentation
– Candice Fox
3.30 – 4.30 Moorabbin Police Murders
– Prof Simon Lewis
 Writing Strong Protagonists
– Emma Viskic, Ian Andrew
4.30 – 5.30 Guest Author Presentation
– Emma Viskic

Sunday 2nd October

Time  Exhibition Space  Common Room
09.00 – 10.00 Coroner’s Court
– Gary Cooper
 The Omagh Bombing
– Prof James Speers
10.00 – 11.00 Writing Across Genres
– Ian Andrew
 On Collaborative Writing
– Candice Fox
11.00 – 12.00 Meet the authors
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.30 Body In A Bag
– Assoc Prof Bob Mead
 Self-Publishing – The Ins & Outs
– Mick Barnes, Rebecca Laffar-Smith, Ian Andrew
2.30 – 3.30 Guest Author Presentation
– Ian Andrew
3.30 – 4.30 Forensic Workshop (Part 1)
– Hadyn R Green APM
4.30 – 5.30 Forensic Workshop (Part 2)
– Hadyn R Green APM

 

PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

SATURDAY

Science stream: Forensic Chemistry
Prof Simon Lewis et al

This year’s science stream will focus on biological sciences with presentations lined up from Dr Gavin Turbett and Dr Paola Magni. Dr Turbett is one of the principal scientists at Pathwest, whilst Dr Magni has a strong focus on entomolgy.

Cyber-crime
David Cake

An introduction to cyber-crime – what it is, various scams out there and how to avoid these situations.

Understanding Your Audience
Dr Stephen Dedman

Understanding who your audience is and what market you are trying to attract changes the writing style and potentially makes it easier to market yourself. We learn some of the secrets.

Chasing The Bullet
Mick Barnes

Mick talks to us about a range of guns and bullets based on his experiences.

What make Sherlock so enduring as a character?
The Sherlock Homes Society

Throughout the years, Sherlock Holmes has been depicted in many different forms and renditions. What make Sherlock such a lasting character? Why are there so many versions? What makes him so adaptable or enduring?

Guest Author Presentation
Candice Fox

Meet Candice. Candice is the author of Hades, Eden and Fall. Hades won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel, whilst Eden won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime novel. Candice has just finished a recent collaboration with James Patterson to produce Never Never.

Moorabbin Police Murders
Prof Simon Lewis

Professor Lewis investigates how it was that forensic science helped solve the case of the Moorabbin Police Murders.

Writing Strong Protagonists
Emma Viskic, Ian Andrew

Emma and Ian both have strong protagonists in their novels. They talk through their processes of characterisation and creating strong, well-developed characters.

Guest Author Presentation
Emma Viskic

Emma is the author of the debut novel Resurrection Bay. Resurrection Bay recently won the Davitt Award for Best Debut, Best Adult and Reader’s Choice as well as taking home the 2016 Ned Kelly for Best Debut.

SUNDAY

Coroner’s Court
Gary Cooper

Gary presents an introduction to the Coroner’s Court.

The Omagh Bombing
Prof James Speers

Professor Speers talks about the Omagh Bombing of 1998 and the forensic investigation around it.

Writing Across Genres
Ian Andrew

We talk to our authors who have managed to write novels in more than one genre and the difference they encounter in their writing.

On Collaborative Writing
Candice Fox

Candice has just finished a collaboration with James Patterson. She talks about the processes of collaborative writing and how this differs to her standard writing process.

Meet The Authors
Candice Fox, Emma Viskic, Ian Andrew

Meet our authors and have books signed. Spend a bit of one on one time with them and ask the burning question you have not gotten around to asking as yet.

Body In A Bag
Assoc Prof Bob Mead

Professor Mead discusses a case where a body was abandoned in a bag by the side of the road and how forensic anthropology helped determine who the person was.

Self-Publishing – The Ins & Outs
Mick Barnes, Rebecca Laffar-Smith, Ian Andrew

We look at self-publishing from a range of perspectives.

Guest Author Presentation
Ian Andrew

We are pleased to welcome local author Ian Andrew as another guest at crimeScene! Ian talks about his books and writing processes.

Forensic Workshop
Hadyn R Green APM

Hadyn presents a forensic workshop where he takes you through a crimescene and asks you to solve the crime.

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